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The African Youth Championship 2001 was held in Ethiopia. It also served as qualification for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.

2001 African Youth Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEthiopia
Dates18 March - 1 April
Teams8
Final positions
Champions Angola (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Egypt
Fourth place Ethiopia
Tournament statistics
Best player(s)Angola António Mendonça
1999
2003

Contents

QualificationEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Eritrea and Guinea Bissau withdrew. A bye was therefore given to respectively Kenya and Gambia.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gabon   2–2(a)   Equatorial Guinea 2–1 0–1
Botswana   1–3   Swaziland 1–2 0–1
Tanzania   4–0   Namibia 2–0 2–0
Mauritius   6–3   Lesotho 4–1 2–2
Réunion   1–2   Madagascar 1–0 0–2
Somalia   1–2   Uganda not played 1–2

First roundEdit

Congo-Brazzaville and Sierra Leone withdrew. A bye was therefore given to respectively Cameroon and Ghana.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Algeria   2–1   Libya 1–0 1–1
Equatorial Guinea   0–7   Mali 0–1 0–6
Ivory Coast   2–2 (p: 2–4)   Tunisia 1–1 1–1
Gambia   (a)2–2   Senegal 0–1 2–1
Swaziland   3–7   Angola 2–1 1–6
Morocco   1–2   Burkina Faso 1–0 0–2
Sudan   3–6   Nigeria 1–2 2–4
Tanzania   2–4   Mozambique 0–0 2–4
Mauritius   1–5   South Africa 0–3 1–2
Madagascar   3–5   Malawi 1–2 2–3
Uganda   2–3   Zambia 2–3 0–0
Kenya   0–1   Egypt 0–0 0–1

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ghana   3–2   Algeria 1–0 2–2
Mali   3–2   Tunisia 2–0 1–2
Cameroon   2–1   Gambia 1–0 1–1
Angola   2–0   Burkina Faso 2–0 0–0
Nigeria   5–1   Mozambique 3–1 2–0
South Africa   7–5   Malawi 3–3 4–2
Zambia   0–0 (p: 1–3)   Egypt 0–0 0–0

TeamsEdit

The following teams qualified for tournament:

Group stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ethiopia 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
  Egypt 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4 (+3)
  Cameroon 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
  South Africa 3 0 1 2 3 7 –4 1


18 March Ethiopia   0–1   Cameroon
South Africa   0–1   Egypt
21 March Cameroon   2–2   South Africa
Egypt   2–2   Ethiopia
24 March Cameroon   0-0 1   Egypt
26 March 2 Ethiopia   4–1   South Africa

1 The match was abandoned in the 89th minute with the score at 0-0 after fans invaded the pitch believing that Cameroon and Egypt had contrived a draw to qualify both teams at the expense of host Ethiopia. The match was ordered to be replayed two days later, with the results to be used to determine who would qualify for the semifinals but not to count in group standings.
2 The match was originally scheduled for the 24th, but was postponed after the South African team had travel difficulties.

Semifinals play-offEdit

26 March Cameroon   1–3   Egypt

Group 2Edit

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Ghana 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Angola 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
  Mali 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 6 –5 1


19 March Ghana   1–0   Angola
Mali   0–0   Nigeria
22 March Angola   2–2   Mali
Nigeria   1–4   Ghana
25 March Angola   2–0   Nigeria
Ghana   1–1   Mali

SemifinalsEdit

Ethiopia  2 – 5  Angola
  19'69' Yordanos   5' Gilberto
  13' Loló
  35'48' Mantorras
  89' Mendonça
Ghana  1 – 1  Egypt
  96' Stephen Tetteh   98' Gamal Hamza
Penalties
6 – 5

Third place matchEdit

Ethiopia  0 – 2  Egypt
  3' Ahmed Hossam
  87' Mohammed Abdel Wahed
Attendance: 30.000

FinalEdit

Ghana  0 – 2  Angola
  57'85' Loló
Attendance: 30.000


 2001 African Youth Championship 
 
Angola
First title

Qualification to World Youth ChampionshipEdit

The four best performing teams qualified for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.

External linksEdit