2011 African Youth Championship

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2011 African Youth Championship
2011 Afrikaanse Jeug Championship
CAF U20/South Africa
2011 African U20 Championship.jpg
Tournament details
Host country South Africa
City Johannesburg
Dates 17 April – 1 May
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Nigeria (6th title)
Runners-up  Cameroon
Third place  Egypt
Fourth place  Mali
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 34 (2.13 per match)
Top scorer(s) Nigeria Uche Nwofor (4 goals)
2009
2013

The 2011 African Youth Championship was a football tournament for the Under-20 level national teams in Africa. It was due to be held in Libya from 18 March to 1 April. Following political unrest in the region, CAF decided to postpone the tournament, before deciding that South Africa would be the new hosts, with games taking place between 17 April and 2 May.[1]

As the Championship also acted as a qualifier for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the tournament would have to be played before the end of June 2011.[2]

The tournament was won by Nigeria, who beat Cameroon in the final, to win their sixth title.[3]

Qualification[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011 African U-20 Championship qualification.

Qualified teams:

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011 African U-20 Championship squads.

Venues[edit]

Johannesburg has been named as venue of Orange African Youth Championship 2011.[4] Matches was played at two stadiums in Johannesburg. Dobsonville Stadium, home of Moroka Swallows and Bidvest Stadium, home of Wits University.[5] Rand Stadium, was originally selected as a host stadium, but was dropped in favour of Bidvest Stadium.[6]

Johannesburg Johannesburg
Bidvest Stadium Dobsonville Stadium
26°11′16″S 28°01′42″E / 26.187778°S 28.028333°E / -26.187778; 28.028333 (Bidvest Stadium) 26°13′36″S 27°51′51″E / 26.226798°S 27.864071°E / -26.226798; 27.864071 (Dobsonville Stadium)
Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 24,000

Officials[edit]

The following referees were chosen for the tournament.[7]

Final tournament[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Team qualified for the knockout stages

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mali 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
 Egypt 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
 South Africa 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Lesotho 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
17 April 2011
12:00
South Africa  2–4  Mali
Nguzana Goal 20'77' Report Doumbia Goal 11'
Coulibaly Goal 22'38'
Diallo Goal 67'

17 April 2011
15:00
Egypt  2–0  Lesotho
Hegazy Goal 46'
Salah Goal 63' (pen.)
Report
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Adam Cordier (Chad)

20 April 2011
12:00
Lesotho  1–2  South Africa
L. Marabe Goal 66' Report Koapeng Goal 22'
Nguzana Goal 32'
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Hama Nampianbraza (Madagascar)

20 April 2011
15:00
Mali  1–0  Egypt
Konaté Goal 65' Report
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Malick Salif (Ghana)

23 April 2011
12:00
Mali  1–1  Lesotho
Ballo Goal 17' Report Mosiuda Goal 82'
Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Badara Diatta (Senegal)

23 April 2011
15:00
South Africa  0–1  Egypt
Report Hamdy Goal 45'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Ghana 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 2
 Gambia 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
18 April 2011
12:00
Ghana  1–2  Nigeria
Boakye Goal 31' Report Nwofor Goal 17'82'
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Badara Diatta (Senegal)

18 April 2011
15:00
Cameroon  4–0  Gambia
Sally Goal Report
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Mario Bangoura Aboubacar (Guinea)

21 April 2011
12:00
Nigeria  0–1  Cameroon
Report Ohandza Goal 45+1'

21 April 2011
15:00
Gambia  1–1  Ghana
Jammeh Goal 22' Report Boakye Goal 88'

24 April 2011
12:00
Ghana  1–1  Cameroon
Chana Goal 20' Report Mbongo Goal 90'
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Hama Nampianbraza (Madagascar)

24 April 2011
12:00
Nigeria  2–0  Gambia
Kayode Goal 65'
Olamilekan Goal 77'
Report
Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Adam Cordier (Chad)

Knockout stage[edit]

The teams that reached this phase qualified for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[8]

Semi-finals Final
28 April
  Mali  0  
  Nigeria  2  
 
1 May
      Nigeria  3
    Cameroon  2
Third place
28 April 1 May
  Egypt  0 (2)   Mali  0
  Cameroon  0 (4)     Egypt  1

Semifinals[edit]

28 April 2011
12:00
Mali  0–2  Nigeria
Report Nwofor Goal 22'
Okoro Goal 90+2' (pen.)
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Mario Bangoura Aboubacar (Guinea)

28 April 2011
15:00
Egypt  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon
Report
  Penalties  
Hegazy Penalty missed
Hamdy Penalty missed
Ibrahim Penalty scored
Ashraf Penalty scored
2–4 Songo’o Penalty scored
Nyatchou Ndema Penalty scored
Mvom-Mbeyo'o Penalty scored
Banana Penalty scored
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Adam Cordier (Chad)

Third place playoff[edit]

1 May 2011
12:00
Mali  0–1  Egypt
Report Hamdy Goal 48'
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Hama Nampianbraza (Madagascar)

Final[edit]

1 May 2011
15:00
Nigeria  3–2  Cameroon
Kayode Goal 75'
Nwofor Goal 80'
Envoh Goal 90+2'
Report Ohandza Goal 82'
Salli Goal 85'
Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg
Referee: Badara Diatta (Senegal)

Winners[edit]

 2011 African Youth Championship 

Nigeria
Sixth title

Player Awards[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CAF gives youth tourney to SA". Kickoff.com. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "CAF indefinitely postpones 2011 Africa Youth Championship". Confederation of African Football. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Nigeria win superb Africa Youth Championship final". BBC. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Johannesburg has been named as venue of Orange AYC 2011.". Confederation of African Football. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dobsonville, Rand Stadiums to host AYC". Kickoff.com. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Venue change for AYC games". Kickoff.com. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Referees". Confederation of African Football. Retrieved 2 May 2011. [dead link]
  8. ^ David Gold (19 March 2011). "South Africa replace Libya as African Youth Championship hosts". Insideworldfootball Limited. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "Awards : Orange CAN U-20". Orange African Youth Championship 2011. CAF. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 

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