On this day 18 March 1978(Exactly 42 years ago today) Ghana became the first country to win the African Cup of Nations for keeps by beating Uganda 2-0 in the final of the 11th Africa Cup of Nations at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Goals Scored: Opoku Afriyie 38, 64
Ghana had won the Cup of Nations in 1963 and 1965.
Goalkeepers; Joseph Carr (Hasaacas), Abdulai Chesco (SS 1974), Fuseini Salifu (Asante Kotoko)
Defenders: P.S.K. Paha (Eleven Wise), Ofei Ansah (Hearts of Oak), Haruna Yusif (Corners), Isaac Acquaye (Dumas Boys of GTP), Awuley Quaye (Great Olympics -Captain), James Kuuku Dadzie (Hasaacas), Justice Moore (Eleven Wise).
Midfielders: Adolf Armah (Hearts of Oak), John Nketia Yawson (Eleven Wise), Addae Kyenkyehene (Asante Kotoko), Karim Abdul Razak (Asante Kotoko), Mohammed Ahmed Polo (Hearts of Oak)
Forwards: Dan Kayede (Great Olympics), George Alhassan (Great Olympics), Emmanuel Quarshie (Hasaacas), Opoku Afriyie (Asante Kotoko), Anas Seidu (Hearts of Oak), Willie Klutse (Dumas Boys), Kuntu Blankson (SS 1974)
Coach: Fred Osam-Duodu
Assistant Coach: E.K Afranie
Abdul Razak “Golden Boy” was voted the Most Valuable player of the tournament.
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By: George ‘Alan Green’ Mahamah
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