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1976 AFCON Nigeria Squad Listed Completely

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1976 AFCON Nigeria Squad

Morocco won the 1976 African Cup of Nations by topping the final group. Guinea finished second.

The tenth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations was hosted by Ethiopia. The format of the AFCON changed from that of 1974.

This time the field of eight teams was still split into two groups of four, but a final stage was introduced with the top two finishers of each of the first stage groups.

See the breakdown below:

  • CHAMPIONS: MOROCCO
  • RUNNERS-UP: GUINEA
  • THIRD PLACE: NIGERIA
  • FOURTH PLACE: EGYPT

Below is what the final round of the table looked like when Morocco emerged winner of the AFCON 1976 after each team played a total of three games.

TeamWDLGFGAGDPts
Morocco21053+25
Guinea12064+24
Nigeria1115503
Egypt00359-40

AFCON 1976 top scorer was Guinea’s Mamadou Aliou Keïta with 4 goals, while the Best player Award went to Morocco’s Ahmed Faras.

Meanwhile, all African Nations Cup Winners since 1957 to date are all in that article.

Here are the teams that took part in the 1976 AFCON between 29 February – 14 March.

Teams in the 1976 AFCON?

1. Egypt

2. Ethiopia

3. Guinea

4. Morocco

5. Nigeria

6. Sudan

7. Uganda

8. Zaire

Nigeria 1976 AFCON Results

MatchesResults
Nigeria vs Zaire (Groupstage)4-2 win
Nigeria vs Sudan (Groupstage)1-0 win
Morocco vs Nigeria (Groupstage)3-1 loss
Guinea vs Nigeria (Final Round)1-1 draw
Morocco vs Nigeria (Final Round)2-1 loss
Nigeria vs Egypt (Final Round)3-2 win

Nigeria Squad At 1976 Africa Cup Of Nations

Goalkeepers

PlayerClub
Joseph Eriko
Prince Zion Ogunfeyimi

Defenders

PlayerClub
Sani Mohammed
Godwin Odiye
Idowu Otubusin
Ike Ezedinma
Christian Chukwu

Midfielders

PlayerClub
Samuel Ojebode
Adekunle Awesu
Muda Lawal       
Haruna Ilerika   
Mohamed Baba Otu
Francis Okorie

Forwards

PlayerClub
Thompson Usiyan
Alloysius Atuegbu
Kelechi Emeteole
Sunday Oyarekhua
Kenneth Olayombo
Alex Nwosu
Ogidinma Ibeabuchi

Nigeria AFCON 1976 Coach:  Tiko Jelisavcic

See the AFCON 1963 Nigeria squad.

This article was updated 3 days ago

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