1999 African Youth Championship

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1999 African Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Ghana
Dates 21 February - 7 March
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions  Ghana (2nd title)
Runners-up  Nigeria
Third place  Cameroon
Fourth place  Zambia
1997
2001

The 1999 African Youth Championship was the tenth edition of the continental Under-20 football competition, held in Ghana. It also served as qualification for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Qualification[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Gambia and Namibia withdrew before playing. A bye was therefore given to respectively Burkina Faso and Malawi. Mauritania withdrew after one match and Libya went through.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mozambique  6–5  Réunion 4–4 2–1
Sierra Leone  6–5  Liberia 4–3 2–2
Lesotho  3–2  Swaziland 2–1 1–1
Congo  3–2  Togo 2–1 1–1
Rwanda  2–1  Chad 1–1 1–0
Mauritania  walkover  Libya 2–2 walkover

First Round[edit]

Burkina Faso withdrew before playing. A bye was therefore given to Nigeria.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Libya  5–4  Tunisia 3–3 2–1
Sierra Leone  2–4  Mali 1–3 1–1
Angola  5–2  Gabon 3–2 2–0
Congo  1–4  Ivory Coast 1–1 0–3
Uganda  2–4  Tanzania 1–1 1–3
Ethiopia  1–2  Egypt 0–0 1–2
Lesotho  3–4  Zambia 2–2 1–2
Rwanda  2–3  Cameroon 2–0 0–3
Burundi  2–1  Sudan 1–1 1–0
Algeria  3–6  Guinea 3–2 0–4
Senegal  1–1  Morocco 1–1 0–0
Malawi  (a)2–2  Botswana 1–0 1–2
Mozambique  2–2 (p: 3–4)  South Africa 1–1 1–1

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ivory Coast  4–4 (p: 3–4)  Angola 4–0 0–4
Nigeria  4–2  Tanzania 3–1 1–1
Zambia  3–3 (p: 6–5)  Egypt 3–0 0–3
Burundi  1–2  Cameroon 1–2 0–0
Morocco  0–4  Guinea 0–4 0–0
South Africa  1–5  Malawi 0–1 1–4
Mali  5–4  Libya 3–0 2–4

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for tournament:

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
 Cameroon 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Mali 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Angola 3 0 0 3 1 9 –8 0


21 February
Ghana  1-0  Mali

21 February
Angola  0-1  Cameroon

24 February
Mali  1-1  Cameroon

24 February
Angola  0-5  Ghana

27 February
Mali  3-1  Angola

27 February
Cameroon  1-1  Ghana

Group B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7
 Zambia 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Guinea 3 1 0 2 8 12 –4 3
 Malawi 3 0 0 3 2 9 –7 0


22 February
Zambia  1-0  Malawi

22 February
Guinea  3-4  Nigeria

25 February
Malawi  0-5  Nigeria

25 February
Guinea  2-6  Zambia

28 February
Malawi  2-3  Guinea

28 February
Nigeria  0-0  Zambia

Knock-out stage[edit]

Fifth-place Match[edit]

3 March
Mali  4-1  Guinea

Semi-finals[edit]

4 March
Ghana  3-1  Zambia

4 March
Nigeria  2-1  Cameroon

Third Place Match[edit]

7 March
Cameroon  2-1  Zambia

Final[edit]

7 March
Ghana  1-0  Nigeria
Laryea Kingston Goal 40'
Accra
Referee: Morocco Mohamed Guezaz
Further information

Assistant Referees:

  • South Africa Carlos Henriques
  • UgandaTomusange Ali
  • Cape Verde Monteiro Duarte

Cautions:

Line-ups
 Nigeria  Ghana


 1999 African Youth Championship 

Ghana
Second title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The five best performing teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External links[edit]