2012 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament

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2012 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament
Tournament details
Dates 28 October 2011 – 20 May 2012
Teams 19 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 29
Goals scored 106 (3.66 per match)
2010
2014

The 2012 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament was the 6th edition of the African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament, the biennial international youth football competition organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to determine which women's under-20 national teams from Africa qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

19 teams entered the competition, but due to withdrawals only 16 actually played matches. The top two teams of the tournament Ghana and Nigeria qualified for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan as the CAF representatives.[1]

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round was played on 28 and 29 October 2011 (first leg) and 19 November 2011 (second leg).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Guinea  w/o1  Sierra Leone
Kenya  4–2  Lesotho 2–2 2–0
Botswana  w/o2  Comoros 6–1
  • 1 Guinea withdrew from competition before the start of the 1st leg. As a result, Sierra Leone qualified for the next round.[2]
  • 2 Comoros withdrew from competition before the start of the 2nd leg. As a result, Botswana qualified for the next round.

First round[edit]

The first round was held on 17–19 February 2012 (first leg) and 2–3 March 2012 (second leg).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sierra Leone  w/o1  Nigeria
Zimbabwe  7–0  Mozambique 4–0 3–0
Mali  6–1  Equatorial Guinea 4–0 2–1
Cameroon  2–3  DR Congo 1–2 1–1
Zambia  2–5  Kenya 2–1 0–4
Morocco  1–5  Tunisia 0–5 1–0
Botswana  2–7  South Africa 1–4 1–3
Ghana  10–0  Namibia 7–0 3–0
  • 1 Sierra Leone withdrew from competition before the start of the 1st leg due to a lack of funds. As a result, Nigeria qualified for the next round.[3]

Second round[edit]

The second round was held on 30–31 Mar or 1 Apr (first leg) and 13–15 April 2012 (second leg).[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nigeria  6–0  Zimbabwe 3–0 3–0
Mali  3–6  DR Congo 1–3 2–3
Kenya  2–4  Tunisia 1–2 1–2
South Africa  0–5  Ghana 0–2 0–3

First leg[edit]

31 March 2012
Nigeria  3–0  Zimbabwe
Ordega Goal 26'80'
Sunday Goal
Report

31 March 2012
Kenya  1–2  Tunisia
Sharon Goal 71' Report Kaabachi Goal 7'
? Goal 38'

7 April 2012
Mali  1–3  DR Congo
Tangara Goal 45+1' Report Mayala Goal 31'
Solange Goal 45+2'
Kujoya Goal 87'

Second leg[edit]

14 April 2012
Ghana  3–0  South Africa
Saahene Goal 11'
Ayieam Goal 65'
Addo Goal 72'
Report

14 April 2012
Tunisia  2–1  Kenya
Kaabachi Goal 12'
Majri Goal 72'
Report Atieno Goal 90'

15 April 2012
Zimbabwe  0–3  Nigeria
Report Oparanozie Goal 10'
Sunday Goal 27'
Orji Goal 86'


DR Congo  3–2  Mali

Third round[edit]

The third round was held on 4–6 May 2012 (first leg) and 18–20 May 2012 (second leg).

The winners of the two third round matches qualified directly to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup held in Japan.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nigeria  7–0  DR Congo 4–0 3–0
Tunisia  2–7  Ghana 1–3 1–4

Qualified teams for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup[edit]

The following two teams from CAF qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in tournament
 Ghana 19 May 2012 1 (2010)
 Nigeria 19 May 2012 5 (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup". fifa.com. September 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sierra Leone women continue preparing despite the withdrawal of Guinea". sierraleonefootball.com. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sierra Leone: Salone Withdraws From U-20 Fifa Qualifiers". allafrica.com. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "CAF African Women's U-20 Champ Round 2". futbol24.com. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 

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