The 1978 African Cup of Nations was the eleventh edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted at 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. Both goals were scored by Opoku “Bayie” Afriyie in 38th and 64th minutes of the game. This was the first win under Coach Frederick Osam Duodu to end the Championship drought of the Black Stars since 1965.