African Youth Championship

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African Youth Championship
Founded 1979
Region CAF (Africa)
Number of teams 8
Current champions  Egypt (2013)
Most successful team(s)  Nigeria (6 titles)
2015 African U-20 Championship

The African Youth Championship is the main international youth football competition for CAF nations, and is competed for by under 20 year olds. It is held every two years with the top 4 teams qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

From 1979 until 1989, the African representatives were determined purely on a home and away qualifying basis without a final tournament, with the African champions determined through the same qualification. Since 1991 there has been a qualifying stage followed by a final tournament played by 8 teams in a chosen country.

Tournament summary[edit]

African U-21 Qualifying for World Cup[edit]

Year Host nation Qualification 1 Qualification 2 World Cup host
To World Cup Score Not to World Cup To World Cup Score Not to World Cup
1977
Details
[1]
home & away
Morocco
1 – 0
3 – 0

Guinea

Ivory Coast
0 – 1
3 – 2
abandoned

Egypt

Tunisia

African U-21 Cup of Nations[edit]

Year Host nation Final Third Place
Champion Score Second Place
1979
Details
home & away
Algeria
2 – 1
2 – 3

Guinea

Ethiopia

Nigeria
1981
Details
home & away
Egypt
2 – 0
1 – 1

Cameroon

Algeria

Nigeria
1983
Details
home & away
Nigeria
2 – 2
2 – 1

Ivory Coast

Algeria

Guinea
1985
Details
home & away
Nigeria
1 – 1
2 – 1

Tunisia

Ivory Coast

Ethiopia
1987
Details
home & away
Nigeria
2 – 1
3 – 0

Togo

Morocco

Somalia
1989
Details
home & away
Nigeria
2 – 0
2 – 1

Mali

Algeria

Ivory Coast

African U-21 Championship[edit]

Year Host nation Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1991
Details
 Egypt
Egypt
2 – 1
Ivory Coast

Ghana
2 – 0
Zambia
1993
Details
 Mauritius
Ghana
2 – 0
Cameroon

Egypt
3 – 0
Ethiopia
1995
Details
 Nigeria
Cameroon
4 – 0
Burundi

Nigeria
1 – 0
Mali
1997
Details
 Morocco
Morocco
1 – 0
South Africa

Ivory Coast
2 – 0
Ghana
1999
Details
 Ghana
Ghana
1 – 0
Nigeria

Cameroon
2 – 1
Zambia
2001
Details
 Ethiopia
Angola
2 – 0
Ghana

Egypt
2 – 0
Ethiopia

African U-20 Championship[edit]

Year Host nation Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2003
Details
 Burkina Faso
Egypt
4 – 3
Ivory Coast

Mali
1 – 1
(5 – 4)
on penalties

Burkina Faso
2005
Details
 Benin
Nigeria
2 – 0
Egypt

Benin
1 – 1
(5 – 3)
on penalties

Morocco
2007
Details
 Republic of the Congo
Congo
1 – 0
Nigeria

Gambia
3 – 1
Zambia
2009
Details
 Rwanda
Ghana
2 – 0
Cameroon

Nigeria
2 – 1
South Africa
2011[2]
Details
 South Africa
Nigeria
3 – 2
aet

Cameroon

Egypt
1 – 0
Mali
2013
Details
 Algeria
Egypt
1 – 1
(5 – 4)
on penalties

Ghana

Nigeria
2 – 1
Mali
2015
Details
 Senegal
2017
Details
 Zambia

Performance by nation[edit]

Rank Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
1  Nigeria 6 (1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2011) 2 (1999, 2007) 5 (1979, 1981, 1995, 2009, 2013)
2  Egypt 4 (1981, 1991, 2003, 2013) 1 (2005) 3 (1993, 2001, 2011)
3  Ghana 3 (1993, 1999, 2009) 2 (2001, 2013) 1 (1991) 1 (1997)
4  Cameroon 1 (1995) 4 (1981, 1993, 2009, 2011) 1 (1999)
5  Algeria 1 (1979) 3 (1981, 1983, 1989)
6  Morocco 1 (1997) 1 (1987) 1 (2005)
7  Angola 1 (2001)
 Congo 1 (2007)
9  Ivory Coast 3 (1983, 1991, 2003) 3 (1985, 1989, 1997)
10  Mali 1 (1989) 1 (2003) 3 (1995, 2011, 2013)
11  Guinea 1 (1979) 1 (1983)
12  South Africa 1 (1997) 1 (2009)
13  Tunisia 1 (1985)
 Togo 1 (1987)
 Burundi 1 (1995)
16  Ethiopia 2 (1979, 1985) 2 (1993, 2001)
17  Somalia 1 (1987)
 Benin 1 (2005)
 Gambia 1 (2007)
20  Zambia 3 (1991, 1999, 2007)
21  Burkina Faso 1 (2003)

Source for winners and runners-up: RSSSF[3]

Participating nations by year of debut[edit]

Participating nations by Debut (Until 1989, counted Round 1, after 1991 counting Final 16)

Before 1989[edit]

After 1991[edit]

Player awards[edit]

Year Player of the tournament Top goalscorer
1991
1993
1995
1997 South Africa Benni McCarthy South Africa Benni McCarthy
1999 Guinea Ousmane Bangoura
2001 Angola Pedro Mantorras
2003 Egypt Emad Moteab
2005 Morocco Mouhcine Iajour
2007 Cameroon Fabrice N'Guessi[4] Zambia Fwayo Tembo
2009 Ghana Ransford Osei Ghana Ransford Osei
2011 Cameroon Edgar Salli Nigeria Uche Nwofor
2013 Egypt Saleh Gomaa Nigeria Aminu Umar

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1977 results by RSSSF". Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nigeria win superb Africa Youth Championship final". BBC. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  3. ^ José Luis Pierrend (15 July 2011). "African Youth Championship". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ambitious Ondama targets Congolese triumph". FIFA.com. 30 April 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 

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