2011 CAF U-23 Championship qualification

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This page provides the summaries of the matches of the first two qualifying rounds for the group stage of the 2012 CAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament. These matches also serve as part of the qualifiers for the Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London.

Seeding[edit]

In total, 39 teams opted to entered the qualifying tournament. The top 25 teams based on the qualifiers and final round of the previous Olympics were given byes to the first qualifying round.

Seeded Unseeded

Preliminary qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
DR Congo  w/o  Chad
Ethiopia  w/o  Equatorial Guinea
Swaziland  w/o  Mauritius
Djibouti  w/o  Madagascar
Sierra Leone  2–2 (1–3 p)  Liberia 1–1 1–1
Somalia  0–1  Sudan 0–0 0–1
Botswana  1–0  Namibia 1–0 0–0

First Leg[edit]


Sierra Leone  1 – 1  Liberia
Hassan Goal 35' Johnson Goal 56'



Somalia  0 – 0  Sudan



Botswana  1 – 0  Namibia
Nato Goal 20'

Second Leg[edit]


Liberia  1 – 1  Sierra Leone
Oliseh Goal 50'
  Penalties  
3 – 1

Sierra Leone 2–2 Liberia on aggregate. Liberia won 3–1 on penalties



Sudan  1 – 0  Somalia
Hamed Goal 20'

Sudan won 1–0 on aggregate



Namibia  0 – 0  Botswana

Botswana won 1–0 on aggregate

First qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zambia  3–0  Rwanda 2–0 1–0
Morocco  3–2  Mozambique 2–0 1–2
Cameroon  3–3 (1–3 p)  Tanzania 2–1 1–2
Senegal  1–1 (a)  Angola 0–0 1–1
South Africa  4–2  Libya 4–2 0–0
Algeria  4–0  Madagascar 3–0 1–0
Egypt  3–2  Botswana 2–0 1–2
Gabon  4–1  Swaziland 3–1 1–0
Burkina Faso  2–5  DR Congo 1–2 1–3
Ivory Coast  4–0  Liberia 4–0 0–0
Tunisia  3–0  Malawi 2–0 1–0
Benin  w/o1  Gambia
Uganda  1–1 (2–4 p)  Congo 1–0 0–1
Mali  2–2 (a)  Guinea 0–0 2–2
Nigeria  9–1  Equatorial Guinea 5–0 4–1
Ghana  1–2  Sudan 0–1 1–1
Notes
  • Note 1: Benin advanced to the final round after Gambia withdrew.

The matches in the preliminary round were held on 25–27 March 2011 (first leg) and 8–10 April 2011 (second leg).

First Leg[edit]

26 March 2011
14:00 UTC+2
Zambia  2 – 0  Rwanda
Kabwe Goal 24'
Kola Goal 34'


26 March 2011
20:00 UTC±0
Morocco  2 – 0  Mozambique
Hamdallah Goal 83'
Labyad Goal 89'

27 March 2011
14:30 UTC+2
Cameroon  2 – 1  Tanzania
Pangwoh Goal 10'
Pangwoh Goal 47'
Ulimwengu Goal 40'


26 March 2011
Senegal  0 – 0  Angola


27 March 2011
14:00 UTC+2
South Africa  4 – 2  Libya
Ndulula Goal 22'
Zwane Goal 43'
Bhengu Goal 56'
Masango Goal 68'
Report Mphahlele Goal 72' (o.g.)
Al-Ghulla Goal 90+4'

26 March 2011
15:00 UTC+1
Algeria  3 – 0  Madagascar
Chalali Goal 45+1'78'
Mesfar Goal 86'

25 March 2011
Egypt  2 – 0  Botswana
Mohamed Goal 31'
Mohsen Goal 77'
Report

26 March 2011
Gabon  3 – 1  Swaziland
Madinda Goal 15'
Bamba Goal 52'89'
Banele Goal 46'


27 March 2011
Burkina Faso  1 – 2  DR Congo
Adamah-Plange Goal 47' Mutombo Goal 66'
Botayi Goal 86'

27 March 2011
Ivory Coast  4 – 0  Liberia
Déblé Serges Goal 13'63'
Méité Yacouba Goal 28'
Traoré Lacina Goal 90'
Report

26 March 2011
Tunisia  2 – 0  Malawi
Youssef Msakni Goal 4'
Ali Maâloul Goal 61'


26 March 2011
Uganda  1 – 0  Congo
Ndugwa Goal 90'


26 March 2011
Mali  0 – 0  Guinea


26 March 2011
Nigeria  5 – 0  Equatorial Guinea
Igiebor Goal 44'65'
Ighalo Goal 18'
Lukman Goal 26'
Ehiosun Goal 90+1'
Report

26 March 2011
Ghana  0 – 1  Sudan
Report Khamees Goal 90'

Second Leg[edit]

3 April 2011
14:30 UTC+2
Rwanda  0 – 1  Zambia
Nyainde Goal 54'

Zambia won 5–0 on aggregate


10 April 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Mozambique  2 – 1  Morocco
Cumbe Goal 25'
Uetimane Goal 90+1'
Mokhtar Goal 69'

Morocco won 3–2 on aggregate


9 April 2011
Tanzania  2 – 1  Cameroon
Makassy Goal 11'
Ulimwengu Goal 64'
Report Etiounde Goal 10'
  Penalties  
4 – 3

Tanzania 3–3 Cameroon. Tanzania won 5-3 on penalties


9 April 2011
Angola  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Senegal
Belchior Goal 114' A. Fall Goal 110'

Angola 1–1 Senegal. Senegal won on away goals rule


9 April 2011
20:00 UTC±0
Libya  0 – 0  South Africa

South Africa won 4–2 on aggregate


Algeria won 4–0 on aggregate


8 April 2011
Botswana  2 – 1  Egypt
Moeng Goal 41'61' Report Mohsen Goal 80'

Egypt won 3–2 on aggregate


10 April 2011
Swaziland  0 – 1  Gabon
Tandtigora Goal 1'

Gabon won 5–2 on aggregate


9 April 2011
DR Congo  3 – 1  Burkina Faso
Bamato Goal 45'75'
Diego Mutombo Goal 78' (pen.)
Draogo Goal 62'

Congo DR won 5–2 on aggregate


20 April 2011
Liberia  0 – 0  Ivory Coast

Côte d'Ivoire won 4–0 on aggregate


9 April 2011
Malawi  0 – 1  Tunisia
Report Mhirsi Goal 77'

Tunisia won 3–0 on aggregate



Benin  w/o[2]  Gambia

Benin advance after The Gambia withdrew


10 April 2011
Congo  1 – 0  Uganda
Kaya Goal 53'
  Penalties  
4 – 2

Congo 1–1 Uganda. Congo won 4–2 on penalties


10 April 2011
Guinea  2 – 2  Mali
Soumah Goal 7' (pen.)
Barry Goal 84'
Traore Goal 3'
Kone Goal 82'

Guinea 2–2 Mali. Mali won on away goals rule


10 April 2011
Equatorial Guinea  1 – 4  Nigeria
Abaga Goal 72' Report Ehiosun Goal 13'64'78'
Uchechi Goal 45'

Nigeria won 9–1 on aggregate


9 April 2011
Sudan  1 – 1  Ghana
Al Agab Goal 9' Report Adams Goal 75'

Sudan won 2–1 on aggregate

Second qualifying round[edit]

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on April 13, 2011. CAF used FIFA rankings from March 2011 to seed the eight highest-ranked teams into Pot A.[3]

Côte d'Ivoire's fixture against Liberia had been delayed until 20 April due to the civil unrest. As Ivory Coast are the 2nd highest-ranking team in Africa, the winner of their first qualifying round fixture was also placed in Pot A.

Seeding[edit]

The pots were confirmed as follows:[4]

Pot A Pot B

Draw[edit]

The draw was conducted on April 13 in Cairo, Egypt.[5]

Team 1 Agg Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Algeria  3–2  Zambia 3–0 0–2
Morocco  3–2  DR Congo 2–1 1–1
Congo  1–3  Ivory Coast 1–2 0–1
Gabon  1-0  Mali 0–0 1-0
Sudan  0–2  Egypt 0–0 0–2
Benin  4–6  South Africa 3–1 1–5
Tunisia  0–1  Senegal 0–0 0–1
Tanzania  1–3  Nigeria 1–0 0–3

First Leg[edit]

3 June 2011
20:00
Algeria  3 – 0  Zambia
Aouedj Goal 27'66'
Belamri Goal 45'

3 June 2011
21:00
Morocco  2 – 1  DR Congo
Qasmi Goal 8'
Hamdallah Goal 90+2'
Kanda Goal 68'

5 June 2011
Congo  1 – 2  Ivory Coast


4 June 2011
Gabon  0 – 0  Mali


4 June 2011
18:30
Sudan  0 – 0  Egypt

4 June 2011
14:00
Benin  3 – 1  South Africa
Suanon Goal 40'
Suanon Goal 42'
Dassagate Goal 50'
Ndulula Goal 31'

4 June 2011
16:00
Tunisia  0 – 0  Senegal

5 June 2011
15:00
Tanzania  1 – 0  Nigeria
Ulimwengu Goal 82'

Second Leg[edit]

18 June 2011
15:00
Zambia  2 – 0  Algeria
Mapande Goal 13'
Mwansa Goal 75'
Report

Algeria won 3–2 on aggregate


18 June 2011
16:30
DR Congo  1 – 1  Morocco
Kanda Goal 58' Report Hamdallah Goal 87'

Morocco won 3–2 on aggregate


18 June 2011
18:00
Ivory Coast  1 – 0  Congo
Gougouhi Goal 10' Report

Côte d'Ivoire won 3–1 on aggregate


19 June 2011
17:00
Mali  0 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Gabon
Report N'Dong Goal 112'

Gabon won 1–0 on aggregate


18 June 2011
20:30
Egypt  2 – 0  Sudan
Sherweda Goal 58'
Ahmed Goal 68'
Report

Egypt won 2–0 on aggregate


19 June 2011
14:00
South Africa  5 – 1  Benin
Bhengu Goal 16'
Sangweni Goal 25'
Masango Goal 38'
Ndulula Goal 48' Goal 87'
Suanon Goal 79'

South Africa 6–4 on aggregate


18 June 2011
20:00
Senegal  1 – 0  Tunisia
A. Sané Goal 50'

Senegal won 1–0 on aggregate


19 June 2011
17:00
Nigeria  3 – 0  Tanzania
Ehiosun Goal 3'
Oseni Goal 56'
Musa Goal 90'

Nigeria 3–1 on aggregate

References[edit]

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