1978 African Cup of Nations: Wikis

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1978 African Cup of Nations - Ghana

Teams 8
Host Ghana
Champions Ghana (3rd title)
Matches Played 16
Goals Scored 38 (2.4 per match)
Top Scorer(s) Opoku Afriyie (GHA)
Odegbami (NIG)
Omondi (UGA)
3 goals each

The 1978 African Cup of Nations was the 11th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Accra and Kumasi, Ghana. The format of the competition changed from 1976: the field of eight teams was still split into two groups of four, but the final group stage was eliminated in favor of the knockout semifinals used in tournaments prior to 1976. Ghana won its third championship, beating Uganda in the final 2-0.

The Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) and Mali were disqualified from this competition in 1978 in the second round of the qualifiers, although the reason is unknown. Upper Volta, who had been beaten by the Ivory Coast in the first qualifying round, were given a place in the finals at their expense.

Contents

Host Cities & Venues

Cities Venues Capacity
Accra Accra Sports Stadium
Kumasi Kumasi Sports Stadium

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1978 African Cup of Nations (squads)

Qualification

For qualification results, see 1978 African Cup of Nations (qualification)

Participating teams

Finals

  • Teams in Bold progress to the Quarter Finals, teams in italics are eliminated from the tournament
  • 2 points awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw at group stage
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Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ghana 5 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Nigeria 4 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2
 Zambia 3 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1
 Upper Volta 0 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7
March 5, 1978
Ghana  2-1  Zambia Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Opoku Afriyie 21'
Abdul Razak 55'
Kapita 8'
March 5, 1978
Nigeria  4-2  Upper Volta Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Christian Chukwu 17'
Adekiye 31'
Segun Odegbami 44' 82'
Hien 50'
Koita 52'
March 8, 1978
Zambia  2-0  Upper Volta Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
P.Phiri 20'
B.Phiri 88'
March 8, 1978
Nigeria  1-1  Ghana Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Segun Odegbami 33' Willie Klutse 76'
March 10, 1978
Zambia  0-0  Nigeria Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
March 10, 1978
Ghana  3-0  Upper Volta Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
George Alhassan 3' 59'
Mohammed

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Uganda 4 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3
 Tunisia 4 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2
 Morocco 3 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2
 Congo 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3
March 6, 1978
Morocco  1-1  Tunisia Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Acila 29' Kaabi 63'
March 6, 1978
Uganda  3-1  Congo Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Omondi 1'
Semwanga 31'
Kisitu 81'
Mamounoubala 80'
March 9, 1978
Tunisia  3-1  Uganda Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Labidi 36'
Ben Aziza 38' 83'
Musenze 71'
March 9, 1978
Morocco  1-0  Congo Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Acila 28'
March 11, 1978
Congo  0-0  Tunisia Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
March 11, 1978
Uganda  3-0  Morocco Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Kisitu 13'
Nsereko 32'
Omondi 36'

Semifinals

March 14, 1978
Ghana  1-0  Tunisia Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Abdul Razak 57'
March 14, 1978
Uganda  2-1  Nigeria Kumasi Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Nasur 11'
Omondi 58'
Martin Eyo 54'

Third place playoff

March 16, 1978
Nigeria  2-0#  Tunisia Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Nigeria awarded 2-0
as Tunisia withdrew at 1-1 after 42'

Final

March 16, 1978
Ghana  2-0  Uganda Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
Opoku Afriyie 38' 64'
 African Cup of Nations 1978 Champions 

Ghana
3rd title

Individual scorers

  • The two scorers in the third place playoff match not added
3 goals
  • Uganda Philip Omondi
2 goals
  • Morocco Acila
1 goal
  • Uganda Musenze
  • Uganda Nasur
  • Uganda Nsereko
  • Zambia B.Phiri
  • Zambia P.Phiri
  • Uganda Semwanga

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