ZAMBIA CAME OUT 2ND AT THE 1974 AFCON FINALE
AFCON FILE – EGYPT 1974
The 9th Africa Cup of Nations Finals which were staged in Egypt from 1st to 14th March 1974, go down in history as the only AFCON whose winner was decided after a Replay of the Final. Once again eight teams qualified and were pooled into two groups of four.
The qualifying teams were Congo Brazzaville (Defending Champions), Egypt (Host), Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Uganda, Zaire (DRC) and new comers Mauritius and Zambia.
Eventual winners DRC came second in Group B after losing 2:1 to Congo, beating Guinea 2:1 and Mauritius 4:1. They then went on to beat Egypt 3:2 in the Semi Finals to set up a date against debutants Zambia in the Final.
The Final ended 2:2 with the Zambians scoring through Kaushi and Brighton Sinyangwe. It was then decided that there be a Replay after two days which the 1968 Champions DRC won 2:0 in a highly intense match between the two neighbors.
– Host: Egypt
– Champions: DRC
– Runner-up: Zambia
– Third: Egypt
– Fourth: Congo Brazzaville
– Golden Boot: Ndaye Mulamba of DRC (9 goals)
– Player of the Tournament: Ndaye Mulamba.