1997 African U-17 Championship

The 1997 African U-17 Championship was a football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament took place in Botswana. It also served as CAF's qualifier for the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Egypt, who automatically qualified as host. As Egypt won this tournament, third placed-team Ghana qualified.

1997 African U-17 Championship
1997 African U-17 Championship logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryBotswana
CityGaborone
Dates11 - 24 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Egypt (1st title)
Runners-up Mali
Third place Ghana
Fourth place Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored46 (2.88 per match)
1995
1999

QualificationEdit

First roundEdit

The first leg match was played on 24 August 1996. The second leg match was played on 15 September 1996. The winner advanced to the Second Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
South Africa   1 – 4   Angola 1 – 1 0 – 3

Second roundEdit

The matches were played between February and March 1997, but little information is available as all the results of the second leg matches are unknown. The winners advanced to the Finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Angola   1 – 0   Somalia 1 – 0 [1]
Madagascar   0 – 1[2]   Zimbabwe 0 – 1 [3]
Ethiopia   1 – 0[2]   Zambia 1 – 0 [3]
Guinea   0 – 0[2]   Egypt 0 – 0 [3]
Ghana   4 – 1[2]   Burkina Faso 4 – 1 [3]
Cameroon   0 – 1[2]   Ivory Coast 0 – 1 [3]
Mali   2 – 1[2]   Benin 2 – 1 [3]

Qualified teamsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Egypt 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7 Advanced to the semi-finals
  Mali 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4 Eliminated and missed out on the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship
  Botswana 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0


Botswana  0 – 2  Egypt

Ivory Coast  0 – 0  Mali

Egypt  0 – 0  Mali

Botswana  0 – 7  Ivory Coast

Egypt  2 – 0  Ivory Coast

Botswana  1 – 2  Mali

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Ghana 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6 Advanced to the semi-finals
  Ethiopia 3 2 0 1 10 8 +2 6
  Angola 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4 Eliminated and missed out on the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship
  Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1


Ghana  4 – 1  Ethiopia

Zimbabwe  1 – 1  Angola

Ethiopia  4 – 3  Angola

Ghana  2 – 0  Zimbabwe

Ethiopia  5 – 1  Zimbabwe

Angola  3 – 1  Ghana

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
May 21 - Gaborone
 
 
  Egypt1
 
May 24 - Gaborone
 
  Ethiopia0
 
  Egypt1
 
May 21 - Gaborone
 
  Mali0
 
  Ghana1
 
 
  Mali2
 
Third place
 
 
May 24 - Gaborone
 
 
  Ethiopia0
 
 
  Ghana1

Semi-finalsEdit

Egypt  1–0  Ethiopia

Ghana  1–2  Mali

For winning their semi-final, Mali qualified for the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship

Third place matchEdit

Ethiopia  0–1  Ghana

For winning the third place match, Ghana qualified for the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship with Ethiopia missing out.

FinalEdit

Egypt  1–0  Mali

WinnersEdit

1997 CAF Under-17 Championship
 
Egypt
First title

Countries to participate in 1997 FIFA U-17 World ChampionshipEdit

The 3 teams which qualified for 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ One-match round.
  2. ^ a b c d e f The result of the second leg is unknown.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Unknown result.

External linksEdit