1978 African Cup of Nations qualification

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This page details the qualification of the 1978 African Cup of Nations

Preliminary round[edit]

24 October 1976
Malawi  1 – 1  Mauritius

28 January 1977
Mauritius  3 – 2  Malawi

Mauritius won 4–3 on aggregate.

First round[edit]

18 September 1977
Algeria  4 – 1  Kenya

2 October 1977
Kenya  2 – 1  Algeria

Algeria won 5–3 on aggregate.


18 September 1977
Cameroon  2 – 0  Congo

2 October 1977
Congo  4 – 0  Cameroon

Congo won 4–2 on aggregate.


13 March 1977
Egypt  2 – 2  Tunisia

27 April 1977
Tunisia  3 – 2  Egypt

Tunisia won 5–4 on aggregate.


18 September 1977
Guinea  3 – 0  Libya

2 October 1977
Libya  0 – 2  Guinea

Guinea won 5–0 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Mauritius  2 – 3  Ethiopia

12 October 1977
Ethiopia  1 – 0  Mauritius

Ethiopia won 4–2 on aggregate.


18 September 1977
Senegal  2 – 1  Togo

2 October 1977
Togo  0 – 1  Senegal

Senegal won 3–1 on aggregate.


18 September 1977
Sierra Leone  1 – 1  Nigeria

2 October 1977
Nigeria  2 – 0  Sierra Leone

Nigeria won 3–1 on aggregate.


18 September 1977
Upper Volta  0 – 1  Ivory Coast

2 October 1977
Ivory Coast  4 – 1  Upper Volta

Ivory Coast won but later were disqualified. See next section.



Mali  w / o  Niger

Mali had a walkover to the next round.



Uganda  w / o  Tanzania

Uganda had a walkover to the next round.



Zambia  w / o  Sudan

Zambia had a walkover to the next round.


Gabon received a bye to the next round.

Second round[edit]

30 October 1977
Algeria  2 – 0  Zambia

13 November 1977
Zambia  2 – 0  Algeria

2-2 on aggregate; Zambia won 6–5 in penalty shootout.


30 October 1977
Congo  3 – 2  Gabon

13 November 1977
Gabon  3 – 3  Congo

Congo won 6–5 on aggregate.


30 October 1977
Ethiopia  0 – 0  Uganda

13 November 1977
Uganda  2 – 1  Ethiopia

Uganda won 2–1 on aggregate.


30 October 1977
Senegal  3 – 1  Nigeria

13 November 1977
Nigeria  3 – 0  Senegal

Nigeria won 4–3 on aggregate.


30 October 1977
Tunisia  3 – 0  Guinea

13 November 1977
Guinea  3 – 2  Tunisia

Tunisia won 5–3 on aggregate.


Both teams were disqualified, and Upper Volta, losers to Côte d'Ivoire in the first round, were given a place in the finals.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are: