2001 African Youth Championship

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2001 African Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host country Ethiopia
Dates 18 March - 1 April
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions  Angola (1st title)
Runners-up  Ghana
Third place  Egypt
Fourth place  Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Best player Angola António Mendonça
1999
2003

The African Youth Championship 2001 was held in Ethiopia. It also served as qualification for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Qualification[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Eritrea and Guinea Bissau withdrew. A bye was therefore given to respectively Kenya and Gambia.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gabon  2–2(a)  Equatorial Guinea 2–1 0–1
Botswana  1–3  Swaziland 1–2 0–1
Tanzania  4–0  Namibia 2–0 2–0
Mauritius  6–3  Lesotho 4–1 2–2
Réunion  1–2  Madagascar 1–0 0–2
Somalia  1–2  Uganda not played 1–2

First round[edit]

Congo-Brazzaville and Sierra Leone withdrew. A bye was therefore given to respectively Cameroon and Ghana.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Algeria  2–1  Libya 1–0 1–1
Equatorial Guinea  0–7  Mali 0–1 0–6
Ivory Coast  2–2 (p: 2–4)  Tunisia 1–1 1–1
Gambia  (a)2–2  Senegal 0–1 2–1
Swaziland  3–7  Angola 2–1 1–6
Morocco  1–2  Burkina Faso 1–0 0–2
Sudan  3–6  Nigeria 1–2 2–4
Tanzania  2–4  Mozambique 0–0 2–4
Mauritius  1–5  South Africa 0–3 1–2
Madagascar  3–5  Malawi 1–2 2–3
Uganda  2–3  Zambia 2–3 0–0
Kenya  0–1  Egypt 0–0 0–1

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ghana  3–2  Algeria 1–0 2–2
Mali  3–2  Tunisia 2–0 1–2
Cameroon  2–1  Gambia 1–0 1–1
Angola  2–0  Burkina Faso 2–0 0–0
Nigeria  5–1  Mozambique 3–1 2–0
South Africa  7–5  Malawi 3–3 4–2
Zambia  0–0 (p: 1–3)  Egypt 0–0 0–0

Teams[edit]

The following teams qualified for tournament:

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ethiopia 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
 Egypt 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4 (+3)
 Cameroon 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
 South Africa 3 0 1 2 3 7 –4 1


18 March Ethiopia  0–1  Cameroon
South Africa  0–1  Egypt
21 March Cameroon  2–2  South Africa
Egypt  2–2  Ethiopia
24 March Cameroon  0-0 1  Egypt
26 March 2 Ethiopia  4–1  South Africa

1 The match was abandoned in the 89th minute with the score at 0-0 after fans invaded the pitch believing that Cameroon and Egypt had contrived a draw to qualify both teams at the expense of host Ethiopia. The match was ordered to be replayed two days later, with the results to be used to determine who would qualify for the semifinals but not to count in group standings.
2 The match was originally scheduled for the 24th, but was postponed after the South African team had travel difficulties.

Semifinals play-off[edit]

26 March Cameroon  1–3  Egypt

Group 2[edit]

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


19 March Ghana  1–0  Angola
Mali  0–0  Nigeria
22 March Angola  2–2  Mali
Nigeria  1–4  Ghana
25 March Angola  2–0  Nigeria
Ghana  1–1  Mali

Semifinals[edit]

Ethiopia  2 – 5  Angola
Goal 19'69' Yordanos Goal 5' Gilberto
Goal 13' Loló
Goal 35'48' Mantorras
Goal 89' Mendonça
Ghana  1 – 1  Egypt
Goal 96' Stephen Tetteh Goal 98' Gamal Hamza
Penalties
6 – 5

Third place match[edit]

Ethiopia  0 – 2  Egypt
Goal 3' Ahmed Hossam
Goal 87' Mohammed Abdel Wahed
Attendance: 30.000

Final[edit]

Ghana  0 – 2  Angola
Goal 57'85' Loló
Attendance: 30.000


 2001 African Youth Championship 

Angola
First title

Qualification to World Youth Championship[edit]

The four best performing teams qualified for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External links[edit]