1991 African Youth Championship

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1991 African Youth Championship
إنشاء بطولة أفريقيا لكرة القدم للشباب 1991
Tournament details
Host country Egypt
City Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia
Dates 22 February – 8 March
Teams 6
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Egypt (2nd title)
Runners-up  Ivory Coast
Third place  Ghana
Fourth place  Zambia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 17 (1.7 per match)
Top scorer(s) EgyptMustafa ٍSadek (3 goals)
1989
1993

The 1991 African Youth Championship is a football tournament for Under 20 players. It was held in Egypt from the 22nd of February until the 8th of March 1991. The two best teams qualified for the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Qualifying[edit]

First round[edit]

The first leg matches were played on either the 10, 11 or 12 August 1990. The second leg matches were held on either the 24, 25 or 26 August 1990. The winners advanced to the Second Round. Algeria, Ghana, Mali received a bye and due to the withdrawal of Burkina Faso, Liberia, Congo and Mauritius; Togo, Ghana, Cameroon and Zimbabwe received a bye as well. Guinea were disqualified.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mauritania  1–3  Morocco 1–2 0–1
Niger  1–2  Tunisia 1–1 0–1
Sierra Leone  1–0  Senegal 1–0 0–0
Benin  1–2  Ivory Coast 0–2 1–0
Guinea  DSQ  Gambia 2–0 3–0
Lesotho  0–1  Zambia 0–0 0–1
Central African Republic  w/o  Gabon 1–1 w/o
Ethiopia  (a)4–4  Uganda 2–1 2–3

Second Round[edit]

The first leg matches were played on either the 27, 28 or 29 October 1990. The second leg matches were held on 11 November 1990. The winners advanced to the final tournament in Egypt. Gabon were disqualified.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Morocco  2–4  Tunisia 1–2 1–2
Sierra Leone  3–3(a)  Ivory Coast 3–1 0–2
Mali  0–6  Ghana 0–0 0–6
Zambia  DSQ  Gabon 1–1 2–3
Gambia  0–5  Cameroon 0–4 0–1
Zimbabwe  2–4  Ethiopia 1–1 1–3
Algeria  w/o  Togo w/o w/o

Teams[edit]

Algeria and Tunisia would not participate in the main tournament due to the Gulf War .[citation needed] The following teams qualified for the main tournament:

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Nation Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ivory Coast 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
 Egypt 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
 Cameroon 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
  • final positions were decided by drawing of lots
22 February 1991
15:00
Ivory Coast  1 – 1  Cameroon

25 February 1991
15:00
Ivory Coast  1 – 1  Egypt

28 February 1991
15:00
Cameroon  1 – 1  Egypt

Group B[edit]

Nation Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 4
 Zambia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Ethiopia 2 0 0 2 2 4 -2 0
23 February 1991
15:00
Ghana  1 – 0  Zambia

26 February 1991
15:00
Ghana  1 – 0  Ethiopia

1 March 1991
15:00
Zambia  3 – 2  Ethiopia

Knock-out stage[edit]

  Semifinals     Final
                 
  A1   Ivory Coast 0(4)  
  B2   Zambia (PSO) 0(3)    
        Egypt 2
        Ivory Coast 1
  B1   Ghana 0    
  A2   Egypt 1   Third place
 
  Ghana 2
    Zambia 0

Semifinals[edit]

4 March 1991
14:30
Ivory Coast  0- 0 (4-3)(PSO) Zambia 

5 March 1991
14:30
Ghana  0 - 1 Egypt 

Third place[edit]

8 March 1991
13:00
Ghana  2 - 0 Zambia 

Final[edit]

8 March 1991
15:00
Egypt  2 - 1 Ivory Coast 
Goal 55' Tamer Sakr
Goal 57' Mustafa Sadeq
Goal 80' (pen.) Mambo Ossou


 1991 African Youth Championship Winners 

Egypt
Second title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The two best performing teams qualified for the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External links[edit]