This week in history: Ghana hosts & wins AFCON after beating Uganda 2:0 (video)

This week in history: Ghana hosts & wins AFCON after beating Uganda 2:0 (video)

- A throwback video of how Ghana hosted and won the African Cup of Nations in 1978 has surfaced on social media

- Ghana won the cup around this time in 1978 after beating Uganda 2:0 at the Accra Sports Stadium

- All two goals came from Opoku Afriyie to win Ghana her third African Cup in the rather remarkable victory

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On March 16, 1978, Ghana beat Uganda by two goals to nothing to win the African Cup of Nations that was hosted in Ghana and became the first country to win the cup for keeps.

According to a report gathered by Ghanaianmuseum.com, the tournament which was hosted at the Accra Sports Stadium saw the stadium filled to capacity by supporters who were mainly Ghanaian.

The 1978 Africa Cup of Nations was the eleventh edition of the tournament which was known at the time as the Football Championship of Africa (CAF).

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See the video below:

The victory on March 16, 1978, at Accra was the third trophy for Ghana Black Stars after winning the first and second titles in 1963 & 1965 respectively.

This triumph was what gained Ghana the title ‘the Brazil of Africa’ as the victory emulated the victory of Brazil who was also able to win the World Cup for keeps in 1970.

Ghana Black Stars defeated Uganda 2–0 with all two goals coming from Opoku Afriyie to win the nation's third African Cup in the rather remarkable victory.

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In other news, it has been revealed that former Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah has written to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) demanding his unpaid 5-month salary arrears.

According to myjoyonline.com, the former coach of Ghana's national football team made the demand through his lawyer Thaddeus Sory in a letter sent to the GFA.

It is reported that Kwesi Appiah's salary was $35,000 every month which adds up to $175,000 (GHC 970k) over the period of five months that they remained unpaid.

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