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.

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
Africa U23 Cup of nation logo
Founded2011
RegionCAF (Africa)
Number of teams8
Current champions Nigeria
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) Gabon
 Nigeria
(1 title each)
WebsiteCAFOnline.com
2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualification

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
(8)
Senegal
2015
(8)
Egypt
2019
(8)
Years
 Algeria GS 2nd 2
 Egypt 3rd GS q 3
 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
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts
  •  ×  – Did not enter
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Withdrew before qualification
  •     — Withdrew after qualification
  •     — Disqualified after qualification

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

2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

The 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations was the 2nd edition of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, the quadrennial international age-restricted football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the men's under-23 national teams of Africa. The tournament started on 28 November and finished on 12 December 2015. A total of eight teams are playing in the tournament.

The tournament was initially scheduled to take place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 5–19 December 2015. However, CAF changed the hosts and requested Senegal to host the tournament instead, and the tournament dates were also changed.

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.Same as the previous edition, the tournament acted as the CAF qualifiers for the Olympic football tournament. The top three teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Brazil as the CAF representatives.Nigeria won the tournament with a 1–0 final win over Algeria. Both finalists and third-placed South Africa qualified for the Olympics.

2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualification

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2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations squads

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The 8 under-23 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 21 players. Only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament. All players must be born on or after 1 January 1993.

2015 WAFU Nations Cup

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2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

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The tournament was initially scheduled to take place in the Zambia, but they withdrew from hosting in July 2017. Egypt was announced as the new host nation of the tournament by CAF on 23 September 2017.The tournament will determine which three African teams will compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Japan.Nigeria are the defending champions.

2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualification

The 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualification is a men's under-23 football competition which decides the participating teams of the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.

Players born 1 January 1997 or later are eligible to participate in the competition. A total of eight teams qualify to play in the final tournament, including Egypt who qualified automatically as hosts. These matches also serve as the first stage of the CAF qualifiers for the 2020 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Japan.

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Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

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Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's football tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2020. It will be the 27th edition of the men's Olympic football tournament. Together with the women's competition, the 2020 Summer Olympics football tournament will be held in six cities in Japan, including Olympic host city Tokyo, which the final will be hosted at the Olympic Stadium. Teams participating in the men's competition are restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1997) with a maximum of three overage players allowed.

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