Fittingly it was one of this years co-hosts, Equatorial Guinea (as Spanish Guinea), who were the first nation of the sixteen participants to issue a football themed stamp. Commemorating the game of football a 5-value set all of the same design but in different colours was issued in 1955. The green 10 Peseta value is shown below on a first day cover postmarked in the capital Santa Isabel with a rather striking cachet.
|First Day Cover - Spanish Guinea 1955|
|First Day Cover - Ghana 1959|
|Rome Olympics - Sudan 1960|
|African Friendship games - Ivory Coast 1961|
|African Friendship Games - Upper Volta 1961|
|Youth Week - Football - Mali 1963|
|African Friendship Games - Senegal 1963|
Libya produced this rather uninspiring 6-value multicoloured sporting set to mark the 1964 Tokyo Olympiad.
|Tokyo Olympics - Libya 1964|
|20th anniversary of UNICEF - Football - Guinea 1966|
|Mediterranean Games Tunis - Tunisia 1967|
|Mexico Olympics - Morocco 1968|
|Central Africa Games - Angola 1981|
|Road safety - Botswana 1990|
2012 Africa Cup of Nations - Draw and Fixture List