2013 African U-17 Championship
The 2013 African U-17 Championship was a football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament took place in Morocco from 13 to 27 April. The top four teams qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
|بطولة أفريقيا تحت 17 سنة 2013|
|Dates||13 – 27 April|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Ivory Coast (1st title)|
|Goals scored||56 (3.5 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Success Isaac|
The qualifiers began on 7 September 2012 with the preliminary matches taking place, while the final round matches were played on 2 December 2012. At the end of the qualification, seven teams joined the hosts, Morocco.
|Stade Mohamed V|
|Stade de Marrakech|
All players in the competition went through a mandatory MRI test which investigates bony fusion of the left distal radius (wrist). Several players were considered to be over-age by CAF and they were not eligible for the competition. The tests took place on 12 April, one day before the competition began leaving no time for a replacement players to be found. Ivory Coast, Congo and Nigeria each had three players found to be ineligible.
CAF released the names of the players who were found to be over-age:
Each group winner and runner-up advanced to the semi-finals.
- Greater number of points obtained in the matches between the concerned teams
- Best goal difference resulting from the matches between the concerned teams
- Greatest number of goals scored in the matches between the concerned teams
- Goal difference in all group matches
- Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches
- Fair Play point system in which the number of yellow and red cards are evaluated
- Drawing of lots by CAF Organising Committee
All times are (UTC±0)
|Morocco||3||2||1||0||8||2||+6||7||Advanced to the semi-finals and qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup|
|Gabon||3||1||0||2||6||9||–3||3||Eliminated and missed out on the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup|
|Sakhi 8', 10'
Bnou Marzouk 56'
|Eyamba 61' (pen.)|
|Belarbi 2', 6' (pen.)
Haj Hassen 50'
|Bouanga Owane 73'
Sellimi 79' (o.g.)
Haj Hassen 39'
Allogho 88' (o.g.)
|Bnou Marzouk 17', 80'
|El Bouazzati 47'||Haj Hassem 50'|
|Mooketsane 38'||Eyamba 2', 45+2'
|Nigeria||3||2||0||1||13||2||+11||6||Advanced to the semi-finals and qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup|
|Ghana||3||0||2||1||2||7||–5||2||Eliminated and missed out on the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup|
|Ngatsongo Obassi 8'||Landry 27'|
|Isaac 10', 40', 63' (pen.), 68'
|Yeboah 38'||Bidimbou 3'|
|Iheanacho 4', 44', 86'
Isaac 27', 33'
|23 April – Casablanca|
|27 April – Marrakech|
|24 April – Marrakech|
|26 April – Marrakech|
|Sabbar 67' (pen.)||Bedi 31'
Yahaya 12', 58'
Haj Hassen 30'
Third place matchEdit
|Bnou Marzouk 69'||Haj Hassan 44'|
|2013 CAF Under-17 Championship|
- 7 goals
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Own goal
- "CAF U-17 and U-20 Championships Final Draws set for Cairo". CAF Online. Confederation of African Football. 19 November 2012.
- "CAF U-17 Championship: Draw result". CAF Online. Confederation of African Football. 12 December 2012.
- Al-Smith, Gary (13 April 2013). "Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Congo caught cheating". Supersport.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- "U17 CAN: 9 players who failed tests MRI" (in French). CAFonline.com. 13 April 2013. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.