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Football at the 1978 All-Africa Games

The 1978 All-Africa Games football tournament was the 3rd edition of the African Games men's football tournament. The football tournament was held in Algiers, Algeria between 13–28 July 1978 as part of the 1978 All-Africa Games.

1978 All-Africa Games
football tournament
Tournament details
Host countryAlgeria
CityAlgiers
Dates13–28 July 1978
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Algeria (1st title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Ghana
Fourth place Malawi
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored37 (2.31 per match)
Top scorer(s)...
(... goals)
Best player(s)Algeria Ali Bencheikh
1973
1987

Contents

QualificationEdit

The following countries have qualified for the final tournament

Zone Team
Hosts   Algeria
Zone I   Libya
Zone II   Mali
Zone III   Ghana
Zone IV   Nigeria
Zone V   Cameroon
Zone VI   Egypt
Zone VII   Malawi

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Algiers Algiers
Stade 5 Juillet 1962 Stade 20 Août 1955
Capacity: 85,000 Capacity: 20,000
   

Final tournamentEdit

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 stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the semifinals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Algeria 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
  Egypt (W) 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
  Libya (D) 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
  Malawi 3 0 0 3 2 9 −7 0
Source:[citation needed]
(D) Disqualified; (W) Withdrew.
Egypt  1 – 1  Algeria
El Khatib   11' Assad   17' (pen)
Referee: Hafedh Hadj Hamida (Tunisia)
Libya  2 – 1  Malawi

Algeria  2 – 1  Libya
Belkedrouci   10'
Bencheikh   73'
 
Egypt  4 – 1  Malawi
Hamama   
Nouh   
 

Algeria  3 – 0  Malawi
Betrouni   51'
Aouis   54'
Kouici   59'
Egypt  1 – 0
abandoned
  Libya
El Khawaga  
  • Libya disqualified from the tournament due to their attack on the Egyptian team during the match . The match were abandoned
  • Egypt withdraw from the tournament due to the attack of the Libyan players on the Egyptian team and in protest of the bad intervention of the Algerian security against the Egyptian team

Group BEdit

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
Nigeria  3 – 1  Mali
Ghana  2 – 1  Cameroon

Nigeria  0 – 0  Cameroon
Ghana  1 – 1  Mali

Nigeria  0 – 0  Ghana
Cameroon  1 – 1  Mali

Knockout StageEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
25 July – Algiers
 
 
  Algeria2
 
28 July – Algiers
 
  Ghana0
 
  Algeria1
 
25 July – Algiers
 
  Nigeria0
 
  Nigeria1
 
 
  Malawi0
 
Third place
 
 
28 July – Algiers
 
 
  Ghana1
 
 
  Malawi0

SemifinalsEdit

Algeria  2 – 0  Ghana
Ighili   57'
Belkedrouci   62'

Nigeria  1 – 0  Malawi

Bronze Medal matchEdit

Ghana  1 – 0  Malawi

Gold Medal matchEdit

Algeria  1 – 0  Nigeria
Bencheikh   33' Report
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Hafedh Hadj Hamida (Tunisia)

Final rankingEdit

 
Algeria vs Nigeria in the final match
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Algeria (H) 5 4 1 0 9 2 +7 9
2   Nigeria 5 2 2 1 4 2 +2 6
3   Ghana 5 2 2 1 4 4 0 6
4   Malawi 5 0 0 5 2 11 −9 0
Eliminated in the group stage
5   Cameroon 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
6   Mali 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
7   Egypt 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
8   Libya 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 2
Total 32 11 10 11 33 33 0 32

External linksEdit