2001 African U-17 Championship

The 2001 African U-17 Championship was a football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament took place in Seychelles. The top three teams qualified for the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

2001 African U-17 Championship
Tournament details
Host countrySeychelles
CityVictoria, Mahé
Dates17 February - 3 March
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Nigeria (1st title)
Runners-up Burkina Faso
Third place Mali
Fourth placeVacant [1]
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored51 (3.4 per match)
1999
2003

Guinea, who were originally one of the finalists, were disqualified from the tournament on the morning of the final due to government interference in the Guinean federation, forcing the final to be postponed by one day. Guinea was replaced by Burkina Faso.

QualificationEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The first leg matches were played on either the 14th or 16 April 2000. The second leg matches were played on either the 28th or 30 April 2000. The winners advanced to the First Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Eritrea   2 – 4   Burundi 1 – 2 1 – 2
Swaziland   2 – 6   Tanzania 1 – 2 1 – 4
Malawi   4 – 0   Mauritius 3 – 0 1 – 0
Equatorial Guinea   5 – 0   São Tomé and Príncipe 4 – 0 1 – 0
Rwanda   1 – 2   Mozambique 0 – 1 1 – 1
Madagascar   3 – 4   Lesotho 1 – 1 2 – 3
Zimbabwe   5 – 2   Botswana 1 – 1 4 – 1
Sierra Leone   0 – 1   Gambia 0 – 0 0 – 1
Libya   0 – 8 d[2]   Chad 0 – 3 0 – 5
Kenya   2 – 0   Somalia 2 – 0 [3]
Namibia   w/o   Gabon
Senegal   w/o   Guinea-Bissau
Sudan   w/o   Congo
Togo   w/o   Algeria
Liberia   w/o   Ivory Coast

First roundEdit

The first leg matches were played on either 23 or 25 June 2000. The second leg matches were played on either 7 or 9 July 2000. The winners advanced to the second round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Namibia   2 – 7   Cameroon 2 – 1 0 – 6
Tanzania   0 – 2   Burundi 0 – 0 0 – 2
Senegal   2 – 3   Nigeria 2 – 0 0 – 3
Malawi   3 – 2   Angola 1 – 0 2 – 2
Equatorial Guinea   2 – 3   South Africa 2 – 1 0 – 2
Mozambique   3 – 1   Kenya 2 – 0 1 – 1
Lesotho   4 – 5   Ethiopia 0 – 5 4 – 0
Zimbabwe   1 – 3   Zambia 0 – 1 1 – 2
Gambia   2 – 1   Ghana 1 – 0 1 – 1
Libya   0 – 11   Burkina Faso 0 – 5 0 – 6
Morocco   3 – 9   Mali 1 – 5 2 – 4
Tunisia   0 – 3   Guinea 0 – 0 0 – 3
Sudan   w/o   Egypt
Liberia   w/o   Algeria

Second roundEdit

The first leg matches were played on either 11 or 12 November 2000. The second leg matches were played on either 24, 25 or 26 November. The winners advanced to the finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Burundi   3 – 4   Cameroon 2 – 2 1 – 2
Malawi   1 – 4   Nigeria 1 – 1 0 – 3
Mozambique   2 – 1   South Africa 1 – 0 1 – 1
Zambia   1 – 1 (p 3 – 4)   Ethiopia 1 – 0 0 – 1
Burkina Faso   1 – 1 (p 4 – 2)   Gambia 1 – 0 0 – 1
Mali   6 – 0   Sudan 3 – 0 3 – 0
Algeria   w/o   Guinea 1 – 5 w/o

Qualified teamsEdit

Group stageEdit

Legend
Advanced to semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Burkina Faso 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Mali 3 2 0 1 10 2 +8 6
  Cameroon 3 1 1 1 7 3 +4 4
  Seychelles 3 0 0 3 1 17 −16 0


Seychelles  0 – 5  Cameroon

Mali  0 – 1  Burkina Faso

Cameroon  1 – 2  Mali

Burkina Faso  4 – 1  Seychelles

Cameroon  1 – 1  Burkina Faso

Seychelles  0 – 8  Mali

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nigeria 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6 7
  Guinea 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 5
  Ethiopia 3 1 1 1 3 5 -2 4
  Mozambique 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0


Nigeria  2 – 2  Guinea

Mozambique  1 – 2  Ethiopia

Guinea  4 – 0  Mozambique

Ethiopia  1 – 4  Nigeria

Guinea  0 – 0  Ethiopia

Nigeria  3 – 0  Mozambique

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
Feb 27 - Victoria
 
 
  Burkina Faso1
 
Mar 3 - Victoria
 
  Guinea[1]2
 
  Nigeria3
 
Feb 27 - Victoria
 
  Burkina Faso0
 
  Nigeria1 (4)
 
 
  Mali1 (3)
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  Mali-
 
 
Walkover[1] -

Semi-finalsEdit

Burkina Faso  1–2  Guinea

Nigeria  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Mali
Penalties
4–3

Third place matchEdit

The match was scratched and   Mali were awarded third place, with fourth place being declared vacant, after Guinea were disqualified. The final was rearranged for March 3, with Burkina Faso, who originally lost the semifinal against Guinea, declared as finalists.

FinalEdit

Nigeria  3–0  Burkina Faso

WinnersEdit

2001 CAF Under-17 Championship
 
Nigeria
First title

Countries to participate in 2001 FIFA U-17 World ChampionshipEdit

The 3 teams which qualified for 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Guinea was disqualified after being suspended by FIFA on March 2, the morning of the final, due to financial irregularities and government interference in the national federation's operations. The final was rearranged for March 3, with Burkina Faso, who originally lost the semifinal against Guinea, declared as finalists. The third-place match was scratched, and fourth place was declared vacant.
  2. ^ Chad was disqualified for fielding an over-aged player (Ousmane Mahamat).
  3. ^ One-match round.

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