2018 COSAFA Under-17 Championship

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2018 COSAFA Under-17 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryMauritius
Dates19–29 July 2018
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Angola (1st title)
Runners-up South Africa
Third place Namibia
Fourth place Mauritius
2017
2019

The 2018 COSAFA Under-17 Championship is the 7th edition of the COSAFA U-17 Championship, an association football tournament organised by the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) involving teams from Southern Africa for players aged 17 and below.

COSAFA announced that the COSAFA U-17 Championship hosted by Mauritius between 19–29 July 2018 would be the region's qualifying tournament for the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania.[1]

Participating teams[edit]

Officials[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 31 May 2018.[3]

Venues[edit]

The tournament will be played at Port Louis (St. François Xavier Stadium) and Belle Vue Maurel (Anjalay Stadium).[4]

Group stage[edit]

All times are local, MUT (UTC+4).[5]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Namibia 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 6[a] Semi-finals
2  Mauritius (H) 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6[a]
3  Botswana 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6[a]
4  Seychelles 3 0 0 3 5 16 −11 0
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head results: Mauritius 0–1 Botswana, Mauritius 1–0 Namibia, Namibia 2–0 Botswana. Head-to-head standings:
    • Namibia: 3 pts, +1 GD
    • Mauritius: 3 pts, 0 GD
    • Botswana: 3 pts, −1 GD
Namibia 8–3 Seychelles
Report
Referee: Kasokota Kafuli Derrick (Zambia)
Mauritius 0–1 Botswana
Report
Referee: Antonio Caluassi Dungula (Angola)

Botswana 2–1 Seychelles
Report
Referee: Retselisitsoe David Molise (Lesotho)
Mauritius 1–0 Namibia
Report
Referee: Ben Amisy Tsimanohitsy Ibrahim (Madagascar)

Namibia 2–0 Botswana
Report
Referee: Antonio Caluassi Dungula (Angola)
Seychelles 1–6 Mauritius
Report
Referee: Ben Amisy Tsimanohitsy Ibrahim (Madagascar)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Africa 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Semi-finals
2  Zambia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3  Mozambique 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
4  Lesotho 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group tiebreakers
Zambia 0–0 Mozambique
Report
Referee: Ben Amisy Tsimanohitsy Ibrahim (Madagascar)
Lesotho 0–0 South Africa
Report
Referee: Ishmael Chizinga (Malawi)

Mozambique 1–4 South Africa
Report
Referee: Kasokota Kafuli Derrick (Zambia)
Zambia 1–0 Lesotho
Report
Referee: Antonio Caluassi Dungula (Angola)

Lesotho 1–2 Mozambique
Report
Referee: Kasokota Kafuli Derrick (Zambia)
South Africa 2–1 Zambia
Report

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Angola 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Semi-finals
2  Malawi 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 6
3  Swaziland 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
4  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group tiebreakers
Angola 1–0 Malawi
Report
Referee: Tshepo Mokani Gobagoba (Botswana)
Swaziland 3–2 Zimbabwe
Report
Referee: Ganesh Chutooree (Mauritius)

Malawi 5–0 Zimbabwe
Report
Referee: Tshepo Mokani Gobagoba (Botswana)
Angola 4–0 Swaziland
Report

Swaziland 0–1 Malawi
Report
Referee: Retselisitsoe David Molise (Lesotho)
Zimbabwe 1–2 Angola
Report
Referee: Ben Amisy Tsimanohitsy Ibrahim (Madagascar)

Ranking of second-placed teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Mauritius 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6 Semi-finals
2 C  Malawi 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 6
3 B  Zambia 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group tiebreakers

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 July – Port Louis
 
 
 South Africa2
 
29 July – Port Louis
 
 Mauritius0
 
 South Africa
 
27 July – Port Louis
 
 Angola
 
 Namibia0
 
 
 Angola7
 
Third place
 
 
29 July – Port Louis
 
 
 Mauritius
 
 
 Namibia

Semi-finals[edit]

South Africa 2–0 Mauritius
Report
Referee: Ishmael Chizinga (Malawi)
Namibia 0–7 Angola
Report
Referee: Ben Amisy Tsimanohitsy Ibrahim (Madagascar)

Third place match[edit]

Mauritius 1–2 Namibia
Report
Referee: Kasokota Kafuli Derrick (Zambia)

Final[edit]

Winner qualifies for 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

South Africa 0–1 Angola
Report
Referee: Retselisitsoe David Molise (Lesotho)[6]


2018 COSAFA Under 17 Champions
Angola
Angola

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five tournaments to be staged in COSAFA region in 2018!". COSAFA. 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ "FIFA Referees News: 2018 COSAFA Under-17 Championship - Selected Officials". refereesfifa.blogspot.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Holders Zambia get tough COSAFA Under-17 Championship draw". COSAFA. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ "COSAFA U17: Maurice connaît ses adversaires". lexpress.mu. 31 May 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 COSAFA UNDER-17 CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES". COSAFA.
  6. ^ https://refereesfifa.blogspot.com/2018/07/2018-cosafa-u17-championship-final.html