2009 African U-17 Championship

The 2009 African U-17 Championship was a football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament took place in Algeria. The top four teams qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Nigeria, automatically qualified as the hosts, didn't qualify for the Finals, although if they qualified for the Finals and went on to reach the semi-finals, then the teams who finished third in their respective groups would have met in a playoff for the fourth and final place in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

2009 African U-17 Championship
بطولة أفريقيا تحت 17 سنة لكرة القدم 2009
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Tournament details
Host countryAlgeria
CityAlgiers
Dates19 March - 2 April 2009
Teams8 (from CAF confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gambia
Runners-up Algeria
Third place Burkina Faso
Fourth place Malawi
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Goals scored33 (2.54 per match)
2007
2011

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Zéralda, Algiers Dar El Beïda, Algiers
Zéralda Stadium Omar Benrabah Stadium
Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 5,000
   

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Gambia 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9 Advanced to the semifinals and qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup
  Algeria 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 6
  Guinea 3 0 1 2 0 2 -2 1
  Cameroon 3 0 1 2 0 3 -3 1
Gambia  1 – 0  Guinea
Bojang   52' Report
Referee: Martins De Carvalho (Angola)
Algeria  1 – 0  Cameroon
Bendahmane   20' Report

Cameroon  0 – 2  Gambia
Report Dawda   20'
Alsana   75'
Referee: Abdellah El Achiri (Morocco)
Guinea  0 – 1  Algeria
Report Bendahmane   15'
Referee: Fredrick Kayindi-Ngobi (Uganda)

Algeria  0 – 2  Gambia
Nyang   28'
Bojang   90'
Referee: Ousmane Karembe (Mali)
Cameroon  0 – 0  Guinea

Group BEdit

After the group ended, Niger was ejected from the competition for fielding an over-aged player. Their results were expunged from the standings.

Original group standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Burkina Faso 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9
  Niger 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
  Malawi 3 1 0 2 6 4 +2 3
  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 0 11 -11 0

Corrected standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Burkina Faso 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 6 Advanced to the semifinals and qualified for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup
  Malawi 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 3
  Zimbabwe 2 0 0 2 0 10 -10 0
Burkina Faso  5 – 0  Zimbabwe
Ouiya   6, 33, 60'
Konseiga   28'
Kabre Wendkouni   81'
Report
Niger  2 – 1[1]  Malawi
Ousmane   4'
Sidibe   80'
Report Milanzi   65'

Zimbabwe  0 – 1[1]  Niger
Report Ousmane   47'
Referee: Ousmane Karembe (Mali)
Malawi  0 – 2  Burkina Faso
Report Zoungrana   55, 85'

Burkina Faso  1 – 0[1]  Niger
Adama   87'
Referee: Abdellah El Achiri (Morocco)
Zimbabwe  0 – 5  Malawi
Simukonda   53'
Milanzi   80'
Ngalande   82, 90'
Phiri   86'
Referee: Abdesslam Khelifi (Algeria)

Knock-out stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Gambia  4 – 0  Malawi
Nyang   2'
Camara   18'
Bojang   53'
Gassama   79'
Burkina Faso  0 – 1  Algeria
Bendahmane   40'
Referee: Martins De Carvalho (Angola)

Third place matchEdit

Malawi  2 – 3  Burkina Faso
Milanzi   38, 55' Ouiya   46'
Alassane   69, 78'

FinalEdit

Gambia  3 – 1  Algeria
Bojang   7, 85'
Camara   22'
Bendahmane   41'
Referee: Osmane Karembe (Mali)

WinnersEdit

2009 CAF Under-17 Championship
 
Gambia
Second title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Match result expunged after Niger was ejected from the competition.

External linksEdit