Football at the 1978 All-Africa Games

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1978 All-Africa Games
football tournament
Tournament details
Host country Algeria
City Algiers
Dates 13–28 July 1978
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Algeria (1st title)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Third place  Ghana
Fourth place  Malawi
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 37 (2.31 per match)
Top scorer(s) ...
(... goals)
Best player Algeria Ali Bencheikh
1973
1987

Football at the 1978 All-Africa Games was held in Algiers, Algeria.

Qualification[edit]

The following countries have qualified for the final tournament:

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Algiers Algiers
Stade 5 Juillet 1962 Stade 20 Août 1955
Capacity: 85,000 Capacity: 20,000
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Final tournament[edit]

The eight teams were divided into two groups of three teams. The two top teams from each group played the semifinals before the final match.

All times given as local time (UTC+1)

Group stage[edit]

Legend
Teams that advanced to the semifinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
 Egypt 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
 Libya 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
 Malawi 3 0 0 3 2 9 –7 0
13 July 1978
Egypt  1 – 1  Algeria
El Khatib Goal 11' Assad Goal 17' (pen)
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Referee: Hafedh Hadj Hamida (Tunisia)
14 July 1978
Libya  2 – 1  Malawi

18 July 1978
Algeria  2 – 1  Libya
Belkedrouci Goal ...'
Bencheikh Goal ...'
... Goal ...'
18 July 1978
Egypt  4 – 1  Malawi

22 July 1978
Algeria  3 – 0  Malawi
Betrouni Goal ...'
Aouis Goal ...'
Kouici Goal ...'
22 July 1978
Egypt  1 – 0
abandoned
 Libya
  • Egypt and Libya disqualified from the tournament due to a mass fight in the match between the two teams. The match were abandoned

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 4
 Ghana 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4
 Cameroon 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
 Mali 3 0 2 1 3 5 –2 2
14 July 1978
Nigeria  3 – 1  Mali

14 July 1978
Ghana  2 – 1  Cameroon


17 July 1978
Nigeria  0 – 0  Cameroon

17 July 1978
Ghana  1 – 1  Mali


21 July 1978
Nigeria  0 – 0  Ghana

21 July 1978
Cameroon  1 – 1  Mali

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
25 July
  Algeria  2  
  Ghana  0  
 
28 July
      Algeria  1
    Nigeria  0
Third place
25 July 28 July
  Nigeria  1   Ghana  1
  Malawi  0     Malawi  0

Semifinals[edit]

25 July 1978
Algeria  2 – 0  Ghana
Ighili Goal 57'
Belkedrouci Goal 62'

25 July 1978
Nigeria  1 – 0  Malawi

Bronze Medal match[edit]

28 July 1978
Ghana  1 – 0  Malawi

Gold Medal match[edit]

28 July 1978
Algeria  1 – 0  Nigeria
Bencheikh Goal 33' report
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Attendance: 100,000

Medals[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Football  Algeria  Nigeria  Ghana

External links[edit]