Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

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Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
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Founded 2011
Region CAF (Africa)
Number of teams 8
Current champions  Nigeria
(1st title)
Most successful team(s)  Gabon
 Nigeria
(1 title each)
Website CAFOnline.com
2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

The Total Africa U-23 Cup of Nations (known as the CAF U-23 Championship until 2015) is the main international football competition for CAF nations, played by under 23 years old players. It is held every four years with the top three teams qualifying automatically to the Olympic Games and the fourth-placed finisher playing in a play-off against a team from the Asian Football Confederation.

History

The tournament was founded in 2011. On 6 August 2015, the CAF Executive Committee decided to change the name of the tournament from the CAF U-23 Championship to the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, similar to the senior's version, Africa Cup of Nations.[1]

In July 2016, Total has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support 10 of its principal competitions.[2] Due to this sponsorship, the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations is named "Total Africa U-23 Cup of Nations".

Results

CAF U-23 Championship

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2011
Details
 Morocco
Gabon
2 – 1
Morocco

Egypt
2 – 0
Senegal

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2015
Details
 Senegal
Nigeria
2 – 1
Algeria

South Africa
0 – 0
3 – 1 (p)

Senegal
2019
Details
 Egypt[3] To be played To be played

Successful national teams

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 Gabon 1 (2011)
 Nigeria 1 (2015)
 Algeria 1 (2015)
 Morocco 1 (2011)
 Egypt 1 (2011)
 South Africa 1 (2015)
 Senegal 2 (2011, 2015)

Participating nations

Team Morocco
2011
Senegal
2015
Egypt
2019
Years
 Algeria GS 2nd 2
 Egypt 3rd GS 2
 Gabon 1st 1
 Ivory Coast GS 1
 Mali GS 1
 Morocco 2nd 1
 Nigeria GS 1st 2
 Senegal 4th 4th 2
 South Africa GS 3rd 2
 Tunisia GS 1
 Zambia GS 1
Legend

See also

References

  1. ^ "Decisions of CAF Executive Committee on 6 August 2015". CAF. 9 August 2015. 
  2. ^ AfricaNews (2017-04-18). "Total to sponsor CAF competitions for the next eight years". Africanews. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  3. ^ "DECISIONS OF CAF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – 20 JULY 2017". CAF. 20 July 2017. 

External links

  • Official page at CAFonline.com
  • African Youth Championship (rsssf.com)
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