|Dates||24 November – 1 December|
|Teams||6 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Ghana (1st title)|
|Third place||United Arab Republic|
|Goals scored||33 (4.13 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Hassan El-Shazly |
|Best player(s)||Hassan El-Shazly|
The 1963 African Cup of Nations was the fourth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). For the third consecutive time the hosts won the African Cup. The format changed: two groups of 3 teams each, the winners played the final, the runners-up could only play Third Place final. The final in Accra on 1 December saw the hosts winning 3-0 on Sudan, after the first half finished 0−0.
This tournament, and the previous one, are the only Africa Cup of Nations tournaments with more than four goals-per-game average.
Main article: 1963 African Cup of Nations qualification
|Tunisia||2nd||1962||Third place (1962)|
|United Arab Republic||4th||1962||Winners (1957, 1959)|
Main article: 1963 African Cup of Nations squads
|Key to colours in group tables|
|Top placed teams advanced to the final|
|2nd placed teams advanced to the 3rd Place Match|
|United Arab Republic||2||1||1||0||8||5||+3||3|
|United Arab Republic||6–3||Nigeria|
|Riza 30', 32', 82'
El-Shazly 42', 44', 81'
Main article: 1963 African Cup of Nations Final