1978 African Cup of Nations (squads)

1978 African Cup of Nations

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.

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

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
5 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
4 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2
3 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1
0 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
4 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3
4 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2
3 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2
1 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3

Semifinals

Third place playoff

Final

African Cup of Nations 1978 Champions:
GHANA

Individual scorers

  • The two scorers in the third place playoff match not added

3 goals

2 goals

  • Acila

1 goal

  • Musenze
  • Nasur
  • Nsereko
  • B.Phiri
  • P.Phiri
  • Semwanga

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