2009 African Youth Championship

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2009 African Youth Championship
CAF U20/Rwanda 2009
Coupe d'Afrique des nations junior 2009
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Tournament details
Host country Rwanda
City Kigali City
Dates 18 January – 1 February
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) Amahoro Stadium, Nyamirambo Stadium (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Ghana (3rd title)
Runners-up  Cameroon
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 43 (2.69 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ghana Ransford Osei (7 goals)
2007
2011

The 2009 African Youth Championship is a football tournament for under 20 players. It was held in Rwanda from 18 January until 1 February 2009. It also served as qualification for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Qualification[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The first leg was played on either the 18, 19 or 20 April 2008. The second leg was held on either the 2, 3 or 4 May 2008. The winners advanced to the First Round.

Congo, Nigeria, Zambia, Gambia, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Cameroon, Benin, Morocco, Tunisia, Mali, Ghana, Angola, Gabon, South Africa and Burkina Faso all received byes to the First Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mauritania Mauritania 1–0 Algeria Algeria 1–0 0–0
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 1–3 Senegal Senegal 1–1 0–2
Somalia Somalia 3 – 3 (3–5 PSO) Kenya Kenya 2–1 1–2
Tanzania Tanzania walkover Sudan Sudan W/O W/O
Lesotho Lesotho 1–2 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1–0 0–2
Madagascar Madagascar walkover Mauritius Mauritius W/O W/O
Malawi Malawi 2 – 2 (3–4 AGR) Burundi Burundi 1–2 1–0
DR Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–0 Uganda Uganda 0–0 1–0
Namibia Namibia 1–2 Botswana Botswana 1–1 0–1
Réunion Réunion 4–3 Mozambique Mozambique 2–2 2–1
Guinea Guinea 4–2 Liberia Liberia 3–2 1–0
Niger Niger 2 – 2 (4–3 PSO) Libya Libya 2–0 0–2

First round[edit]

The First Round first leg matches were held on the 27, 28 and 29 June 2008. The second legs were held on the 11, 12 and 13 July 2008. The winners qualified for the Second Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Benin Benin 6–3 Morocco Morocco 3–0 3–3
Tunisia Tunisia 0–2 Mali Mali 0–1 0–1
Ghana Ghana 5–2 Angola Angola 5–1 0–1
Gambia The Gambia 4–1 Mauritania Mauritania 1–0 3–1
Nigeria Nigeria 3–0 Senegal Senegal 2–0 1–0
Kenya Kenya 1 – 1(2–4 PSO) Sudan Sudan 1–0 0–1
Egypt Egypt 6–0 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 5–0 1–0
Zambia Zambia 3–0 Mauritius Mauritius 1–0 2–0
Cameroon Cameroon 2–0 Burundi Burundi 1–0 1–0
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo 3–1 Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo 1–1 2–0
Gabon Gabon 0–2 Botswana Botswana 0–2 0–0
South Africa South Africa 8–2 Réunion Réunion 1–1 7–1
Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 3–2 Guinea Guinea 1–1 2–1
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 6–0 Niger Niger 3–0 3–0

Second round[edit]

The first legs were played on the 26, 27 and 28 September. The second legs were played on the 11, 12 and 13 October. The winners qualified for the Finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Benin Benin 0–2 Mali Mali 0–2 0–0
Ghana Ghana 3–1 The Gambia Gambia 2–1 1–0
Nigeria Nigeria 7–2 Sudan Sudan 5–0 2–2
Egypt Egypt 4–3 Zambia Zambia 3–3 1–0
Cameroon Cameroon 2–0 Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo 0–0 2–0
Botswana Botswana 0–3 South Africa South Africa 0–0 0–3
Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 5–2 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 1–0 4–2

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2009 African Youth Championship squads.

The following teams entered the tournament:

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Nation Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Ghana 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4
 Cameroon 5 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3
 Rwanda 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
 Mali 0 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6

18 January 2009
15:00
Rwanda  2–1  Mali
Mugiraneza Goal 6'
Uzamukunda Goal 61'
Ngaboyisibo YC 34'
Kwizera YC 57'
Ngoma YC 90+4'
Report Sow Goal 29'

18 January 2009
17:30
Ghana  1–1  Cameroon
Ayew Goal 37' Report Zoua Goal 1'

21 January 2009
14:00
Mali  0–2  Ghana
Report Awako Goal 17'
Osei Goal 78'

21 January 2009
16:45
Cameroon  1–1  Rwanda
Owana Goal 35' Report Y. Ndayishimiye Goal 44'

24 January 2009
15:30
Rwanda  0–2  Ghana
Report Osei Goal 68',Goal 80'

24 January 2009
15:30
Mali  0–3  Cameroon
Report Zoua Goal 20'
Ekeng Goal 25'
Owana Goal 44'

Group B[edit]

Nation Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Nigeria 6 3 2 0 1 6 2 4
 South Africa 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 1
 Egypt 6 3 2 0 1 4 4 0
 Ivory Coast 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5

19 January 2009
13:00
Nigeria  2–0  Egypt
Udoh Goal 36'
Alfa Goal 55'


22 January 2009
13:00
Egypt  2–1  Ivory Coast
Bogy Goal 62'
Hegazy Goal 89'
Report Koné Goal 29'

22 January 2009
15:30
South Africa  2–1  Nigeria
Bhengu Goal 75' (pen.)
Maluleka Goal 82'
Report Uchebo Goal 72'

25 January 2009
15:30
Nigeria  3–0  Ivory Coast
Chrisantus Goal 27'
Lukman Goal 80'
Ibrahim Goal 82'
Report

25 January 2009
15:30
Egypt  2–1  South Africa
Talaat Goal 27'39' Report Ngcepe Goal 71'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
28 January – Kigali
  Ghana  4  
  South Africa  3  
 
1 February – Kigali
      Ghana  2
    Cameroon  0
Third place
28 January – Kigali 31 January – Kigali
  Nigeria  0   Nigeria  2
  Cameroon  2     South Africa  1

Semi-finals[edit]

28 January 2009
Nigeria  0–2  Cameroon
Oseni YC 87' Report Zoua Goal 31'
Tiko Goal 66'

28 January 2009
South Africa  3–4  Ghana
Bhengu Goal 63'87' (pen.)
Serero Goal 72'
Report Adiyiah Goal 26'
Osei Goal 45+2'71'
Ayew Goal 64'

3rd Place[edit]

31 January 2009
South Africa  1–2  Nigeria
Maluleka Goal 8' Report Ibrahim Goal 15'
Temile Goal 45'

Final[edit]

1 February 2009
Cameroon  0–2  Ghana
OseiGoal 22'Goal 86'

Winner[edit]

 2009 African Youth Championship Winner 

Ghana
Third title

Qualification to FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

The four best performing teams qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. r

 Egypt failed to advance to the semifinals. But they qualified as host.

Goal scorers[edit]

External links[edit]