1995 African Youth Championship

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1995 African Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host countryNigeria
Dates28 January – 8 February
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Cameroon (1st title)
Runners-up Burundi
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Mali
1993
1997

The African Youth Championship 1995 was a soccer tournament held in Nigeria. It also served as qualification for the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Qualification[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Congo, Liberia, Mauritania and Swaziland withdrew. As a result, Senegal, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Madagascar advanced to the next round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Malawi  1–3  Burundi 1–2 0–1
Angola  6–1  Niger 3–0 3–1

First round[edit]

Kenya, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaire and Zimbabwe withdrew. As a result, Cameroon, Mauritius, Morocco, Burundi, Zambia and Ethiopia advanced to the next round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Egypt  3–2  Sudan 2–0 1–2
Togo  1–1(a)  Angola 1–1 0–0
South Africa  4–3  Lesotho 3–2 1–1
Ghana  7–1  Burkina Faso 5–1 2–0
Tunisia  1–1 (p: 4–5)  Mali 1–0 0–1
Ivory Coast  0–1  Senegal 0–1 0–0
Nigeria  5–1  Guinea-Bissau 3–0 2–1
Guinea  3–1  Algeria 2–0 1–1

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Egypt  0–3  Burundi 0–2 0–1
Cameroon  5–4  Angola 4–1 1–3
Mauritius  3–2  South Africa 2–1 1–1
Ethiopia  0–0 (p: 3–4)  Zambia 0–0 0–0
Ghana  0–0 (p: 3–4)  Mali 0–0 0–0
Morocco  0–3  Senegal 0–2 0–1
Nigeria  both through  Guinea 2–0 1–0

Guinea also went through to the main tournament because Nigeria would qualify as host.

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mali 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
 Zambia 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 1
 Guinea 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1


28 January Nigeria  3–3  Mali
Guinea  2–2  Zambia
30 January Mali  2–1  Zambia
Nigeria  1–0  Guinea
1 February Mali  3–0  Guinea
Nigeria  2–1  Zambia

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Burundi 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Mauritius 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 3
 Senegal 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2


31 January Cameroon  0–0  Senegal
Mauritius  1–2  Burundi
2 February Senegal  1–1  Burundi
Cameroon  3–1  Mauritius
4 February Senegal  1–2  Mauritius
Cameroon  1–0  Burundi

Semifinals[edit]

Cameroon 2 – 1 Nigeria
Mali 0 – 3 Burundi

Third place match[edit]

Nigeria 1 – 0 Mali

Final[edit]

Cameroon 4 – 0 Burundi


 1995 African Youth Championship 

Cameroon
First title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The two best performing teams qualified for the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External links[edit]