2005 African U-17 Championship

The 2005 African U-17 Championship was a football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament took place in Gambia. The top three teams qualified for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

2005 African U-17 Championship
African U-17 Championship 2005
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Tournament details
Host countryGambia
Dates7 May – 22 May
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gambia (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana
Third place Ivory Coast
Fourth place South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored48 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ghana Opoku Agyemang
2003
2007

QualificationEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The first leg matches were played on either the 26th or 27 June 2004. The second leg matches were played on either the 10th or 11 July 2004. The winners advanced to the First Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rwanda   1 – 2   Tanzania 1 – 1 0 – 1
Central African Republic   3 – 1   Congo 3 – 0 0 – 1
Botswana   2 – 4   Lesotho 1 – 2 1 – 2
Burundi   2 – 1   Namibia 1 – 1 1 – 0
Somalia   w/o   Eritrea
Madagascar   w/o   Mauritius

First roundEdit

The first leg matches were played on either the 20th or 21 November 2004. The second leg matches were played on either the 4th or 5 November 2004. The winners advanced to the Second Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Senegal   5 – 6   Ivory Coast 1 – 4 4 – 2
Ghana   5 – 2   Tunisia 3 – 1 2 – 1
Mozambique   1 – 8   South Africa 0 – 3 1 – 5
Sudan   1 – 0   Eritrea 1 – 0 0 – 0
Zambia   1 – 4   Tanzania 1 – 2 0 – 2
Mali   4 – 3   Guinea 3 – 1 1 – 2
Sierra Leone   1 – 1 (a)   Nigeria 1 – 1 0 – 0
Cameroon   2 – 2 (a)   Burkina Faso 2 – 1 0 – 1
Libya   w/o   Morocco
Ethiopia   w/o   Egypt
Zimbabwe   w/o   Madagascar
Gabon   w/o   Central African Republic
Angola   w/o   Lesotho
DR Congo   w/o   Burundi

Second roundEdit

The first leg matches were played on either the 8th or 9 January 2005. The second leg matches were played on either the 22nd or 23 January 2005. The winners advanced to the Finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Morocco   0 – 3   Ivory Coast 0 – 2 0 – 1
Ethiopia   2 – 4   Ghana 2 – 1 0 – 3
South Africa   8 – 0   Sudan 5 – 0 3 – 0
Tanzania   4 – 1 d[1]   Zimbabwe 3 – 1 1 – 0
Mali   4 – 1   Central African Republic 3 – 0 1 – 1
Angola   1 – 6   Nigeria 1 – 3 0 – 3
Burundi   3 – 5   Burkina Faso 2 – 0 1 – 5

Qualified teamsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Ghana 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6 Advanced to the semifinals
  Gambia 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Mali 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3 Eliminated and missed out on the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship
  Burkina Faso 3 1 0 2 3 5 -2 3

Ghana  3–2  Mali
Michael   9'
Appiah   72' (pen.)
Agyemang  
Diabaté   8'
Ansong   51' (o.g.)

Gambia  3–2  Mali
Jallow   50' (pen.)   64'
Ceesay   59'
M. Traoré   48'
Diabaté   65'

Burkina Faso  2–1  Ghana
Akaminko   10' (o.g.)
Kiema   14'
Agyemang   80' (pen.)

Gambia  0–1  Ghana
Agyemang   14'

Mali  3–1  Burkina Faso
Diabaté   11'
M. Traoré  
Diarra   90'
A. Traoré   64'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  South Africa 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Advanced to the semifinals
  Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 8 6 +2 4 Eliminated and missed out on the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship
  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 2 10 -8 0
Nigeria  2–2  South Africa
Zenke   50'
Wuya   78'
Msomi   20'
Nhlapo   43' (pen.)

Ivory Coast  2–0  Zimbabwe
Fofana   63'   68'

Nigeria  2–3  Ivory Coast
Wuya   4'
Zenke   84'
Fofana   7'
Kouassi   18'
Kouadio   78'

South Africa  4–1  Zimbabwe
Nkambule   45'
Siwahla   57'
Nhlapo   65'
Msomi   82'
Mtandavari   34'

Zimbabwe  1–4  Nigeria
Karuru   40' Zenke   37'
Wuya   43'
Chukwudi   62'   69'

Knock-out stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Ghana  2 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Ivory Coast
Abubakar   115'
Agyemang   120'

South Africa  1 – 2  Gambia
Sibeko   18' Sainey Nyassi   48'
Ceesay   51'

For winning their semifinals, Ghana and Gambia qualified for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship with Ivory Coast and South Africa meeting in the third place playoff for the third and final place in the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

Third place playoffEdit

Ivory Coast  1 – 0  South Africa
Kouadio   87'

For winning the third place playoff, Ivory Coast qualified for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship with South Africa missing out.

FinalEdit

Ghana  0 – 1  Gambia
Jallow   87'

WinnersEdit

2005 CAF Under-17 Championship
 
Gambia
First title

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tanzania was disqualified for fielding an over-aged player (Nurdin Bakari) in the preliminary and the first round.

External linksEdit