|Champions||Ghana (3rd title)|
|Goals Scored||38 (2.4 per match)|
|Top Scorer(s)|| Opoku Afriyie (GHA)|
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.
|Accra||Accra Sports Stadium|
|Kumasi||Kumasi Sports Stadium|
|African Cup of Nations 1978 Champions: |