African Games 1978

QUALIFYING STAGE

16-12-77 Ivory Coast   2-1 Ghana
18-12-77 Ivory Coast   1-2 Ghana         [2-3 pen]
NB: possibly two-legged final of tournament involving other (Zone 3) countries

13- 1-78 Libya         0-0 Tunisia
25- 1-78 Tunisia       2-1 Libya
  [Tarak Dhiab (pen), Ali Kaabi; ?]
NB: Tunisia later withdrew allowing Libya to enter final tournament

14- 1-78 Nigeria       7-0 Benin
           [Adokie Amiesiamaka 9, 20, Segun Odegbami 47, 82, 84,
            Godwin Odiye 60' Christian Chukwu 72pen]
17- 1-78 Benin         0-2 Nigeria [in Lagos]
           [Segun Odegbami 17, Christian Chukwu 59pen]
NB: Nigeria enter final tournament

24- 1-78 Mauritius     1-2 Malawi        [aet] [in Curepipe]
NB: the 4 other teams who were meant to participate in this zone (Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar
    and Swaziland) all withdrew
NB: Malawi enter final tournament

Qualifying Tournament (Zone 5) in Cameroon

Group A (Yaoundé)
23-12-77 Cameroon      0-0 Chad 
25-12-77 Chad          3-0 Rwanda        
27-12-77 Cameroon      4-0 Rwanda

 1.CAMEROON                 2  1  1  0   4- 0  3
 2.CHAD                     2  1  1  0   3- 0  3
 3.Rwanda                   2  0  0  2   0- 7  0

Group B (Douala)
24-12-77 Congo         8-0 Burundi
24-12-77 Gabon         2-0 Equatorial Guinea
26-12-77 Gabon         1-0 Congo
26-12-77 Burundi       4-2 Equatorial Guinea
28-12-77 Congo         4-0 Equatorial Guinea
28-12-77 Gabon         2-0 Burundi

 1.GABON                    3  3  0  0   5- 0  6
 2.CONGO                    3  2  0  1  12- 1  4
 3.Burundi                  3  1  0  2   4-12  2
 4.Equatorial Guinea        3  0  0  3   2-10  0

Semifinals
30-12-77 Gabon         1-3 Chad          [in Douala]
30-12-77 Cameroon      abd Congo         [in Yaoundé; abandoned at 1-2 in 84' due to power cut]
31-12-77 Cameroon      w/o Congo         [in Yaoundé; replay; Congo dns]

Final (Yaoundé)
 3- 1-78 Cameroon      3-0 Chad
NB: Cameroon enter final tournament

Qualifying Tournament (Zone 6) in Cairo

NB: Ethiopia withdrew from the competition in protest at the participation of Somalia;
    Kenya withdrew due to a policy of "non-participation in international tournaments"

Group A
12-11-77 Egypt         4-0 Somalia   [HT 3-0]
           [Mokhtar Ali Mokhtar 5, Taher El-Sheikh 10, Ali Khalil 15, Hassan Shehata 82]
14-11-77 Sudan         2-0 Somalia   [HT 1-0]
16-11-77 Egypt         1-0 Sudan
           [Taher El-Sheikh]

 1.EGYPT                    2  2  0  0   5- 0  4
 2.Uganda                   2  1  0  1   2- 1  2
 3.Somalia                  2  1  1  1   0- 6  0

Group B
13-11-77 Tanzania      1-1 Uganda
           [Shaaban 20pen; Kirwanda 12]
15-11-77 Tanzania      1-1 Uganda

 1.UGANDA                   2  0  2  0   2- 2  2
 2.Tanzania                 2  0  2  0   2- 2  2

Note: Uganda won the group on lots

Final
18-11-77 Egypt         1-0 Uganda    [HT 1-0]
           [Ali Khalil 16]
           [Note: Egyptian goalkeeper Ikramy saved a penalty at 52']

NB: Egypt enter final tournament


NB: how Algeria (as hosts?) and Mali qualified is not known; Mali may have done
    so in the 1977 Tournoi de la zone 2 in Bissau


FINAL TOURNAMENT (Algeria, July 13-28)

FIRST ROUND

Group 1
13- 7-78 Algeria       1-1 Egypt             1.ALGERIA      3  2  1  0  6- 2  5
14- 7-78 Libya         2-1 Malawi            2.Egypt        3  2  1  0  6- 2  5
18- 7-78 Algeria       2-1 Libya             3.Libya        3  1  0  2  3- 4  2
         Egypt         4-1 Malawi            4.MALAWI       3  0  0  3  2- 9  2
22- 7-78 Algeria       3-0 Malawi          
         Egypt         abd Libya   [abandoned at 1-0 after a mass brawl involving
                                    both teams and the spectators]

[Egypt withdrew from the tournament in protest, and Libya were excluded for their 
 part in the fracas.]

Group 2
14- 7-78 Nigeria       3-1 Mali              1.NIGERIA      3  1  2  0  3- 1  4
         Ghana         2-1 Cameroon          2.GHANA        3  1  2  0  3- 2  4
17- 7-78 Nigeria       0-0 Cameroon          3.Cameroon     3  0  2  1  2- 3  2
         Ghana         1-1 Mali              4.Mali         3  0  2  1  3- 5  2
21- 7-78 Nigeria       0-0 Ghana    
         Cameroon      1-1 Mali  

SEMIFINALS

25- 7-78 Algeria       2-0 Ghana
         Nigeria       3-2 Malawi

THIRD PLACE MATCH

28- 7-78 Ghana         1-0 Malawi

FINAL

28- 7-78 Algeria       1-0 Nigeria   

Overview File

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With thanks to Amro Hassanin, Pieter Veroeveren and Barrie Courtney

Sources included: [Bak 96], [Gab 12], Egyptian Gazette

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