1999 African U-17 Championship

The 1999 African U-17 Championship was a football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament took place in Guinea. The top three teams qualified for the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

1999 African U-17 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryGuinea
CityConakry
Dates16–30 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Ghana (2nd title)
Runners-up Burkina Faso
Third place Mali
Fourth place Cameroon
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored37 (2.31 per match)
1997
2001

QualificationEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The first leg matches were played on either 18 or 19 July 1998. The second leg matches were played on either 1 or 2 August 1998. The winners advanced to the First Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Namibia   1 – 4   Swaziland 1 – 1 0 – 3
Liberia   4 – 4 (a)   Togo 3 – 0 1 – 4
Lesotho   w/o   Tanzania
Malawi   w/o   Uganda
Gabon   w/o   Burundi

First roundEdit

The first leg matches were played on either the 20, 21, 22 or 23 November 1998. The second leg matches were played on either 4, 5 or 6 December 1998, except for the Libya vs Tunisia match, which was played on 18 December. The winners advanced to the Second Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Algeria   0 – 6   Burkina Faso 0 – 4 0 – 2
Ghana   5 – 2   Benin 4 – 1 1 – 1
Tunisia   3 – 1   Libya 2 – 1 1 – 0
Senegal   2 – 4   Mali 2 – 1 0 – 3
Zimbabwe   5 – 2   Lesotho 2 – 2 3 – 0
South Africa   7 – 3   Swaziland 5 – 1 2 – 2
Nigeria   6 – 1   Liberia 3 – 0 3 – 1
Angola   1 – 0   Botswana 1 – 0 0 – 0
Zambia   3 – 2   Malawi 3 – 0 0 – 2
Cameroon   6 – 2   Gabon 2 – 1 4 – 1
Mozambique   w/o   Ethiopia 0 – 1 w/o
Egypt   w/o   Sudan
Morocco   w/o   Mauritania
Ivory Coast   w/o   Congo

Second roundEdit

The matches were played on different dates from 6 February to 21 March. The winners advanced to the Finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Egypt   0 – 0 (p 2 – 3)   Burkina Faso 0 – 0 0 – 0
Ghana   8 – 0   Tunisia 5 – 0 3 – 0
Morocco   1 – 3   Mali 0 – 2 1 – 1
Zimbabwe   4 – 3   South Africa 1 – 2 3 – 1
Ethiopia   2 – 4   Nigeria 2 – 2 0 – 2
Angola   4 – 2   Zambia 4 – 2 0 – 0
Ivory Coast   0 – 3   Cameroon 0 – 1 0 – 2

Qualified teamsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cameroon 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
  Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
  Guinea 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
  Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1


Guinea  1 – 1  Cameroon



Guinea  4 – 0  Zimbabwe

Cameroon  2 – 1  Zimbabwe

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mali 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
  Ghana 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
  Angola 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3


Ghana  3 – 0  Angola

Mali  3 – 3  Nigeria

Ghana  0 – 0  Mali

Angola  1 – 0  Nigeria

Angola  1 – 2  Mali

Nigeria  2 – 1  Ghana

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 May - Conakry
 
 
  Cameroon0
 
30 May - Conakry
 
  Ghana1
 
  Ghana3
 
27 May - Conakry
 
  Burkina Faso1
 
  Mali0
 
 
  Burkina Faso1
 
Third place
 
 
30 May - Conakry
 
 
  Cameroon0
 
 
  Mali1

Semi-finalsEdit

Cameroon  0–1  Ghana
B. Bortey   38'

Mali  0–1  Burkina Faso
Barro   35'

Third place matchEdit

Cameroon  0–1  Mali
Mamadou Diawara   19'

FinalEdit

Ghana  3–1  Burkina Faso
K. Mensah   12'
N. Lamptey   33'
B. Bortey   43'
Barro   63'

WinnersEdit

1999 CAF Under-17 Championship
 
Ghana
Second title

Countries to participate in 1999 FIFA U-17 World ChampionshipEdit

The 3 teams which qualified for 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

External linksEdit