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.

2013 African U-17 Championship
بطولة أفريقيا تحت 17 سنة 2013
2013 African U-17 Championship.png
Tournament details
Host countryMorocco Morocco
Dates13 – 27 April
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Ivory Coast (1st title)
Runners-up Nigeria
Third place Tunisia
Fourth place Morocco
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored56 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Success Isaac
(7 goals)
Nigeria Kelechi Iheanacho
(5 goals)
2011
2015

QualificationEdit

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.

Qualified teamsEdit

VenuesEdit

Casablanca
Stade Mohamed V
Capacity: 67,000
 
Marrakech
Stade de Marrakech
Capacity: 45,240
 

DrawEdit

The draw for the tournament was held on 9 December 2012 in Cairo, Egypt.[1][2]

Match officialsEdit

SquadsEdit

MRI controversyEdit

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.[3]

CAF released the names of the players who were found to be over-age:

[4]

Group stageEdit

Each group winner and runner-up advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers
  1. Greater number of points obtained in the matches between the concerned teams
  2. Best goal difference resulting from the matches between the concerned teams
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in the matches between the concerned teams
  4. Goal difference in all group matches
  5. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches
  6. Fair Play point system in which the number of yellow and red cards are evaluated
  7. Drawing of lots by CAF Organising Committee

All times are (UTC±0)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Morocco 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7 Advanced to the semi-finals and qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup
  Tunisia 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7
  Gabon 3 1 0 2 6 9 –3 3 Eliminated and missed out on the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup
  Botswana 3 0 0 3 2 9 –7 0
Morocco  4–1  Gabon
Sakhi   8'10'
Bnou Marzouk   56'
Jaadi   90'
Eyamba   61' (pen.)
Referee: Reinhold Shikongo (Namibia)

Tunisia  3–1  Botswana
Belarbi   2'6' (pen.)
Haj Hassen   50'
Tumisang   20'
Referee: Juste Zio (Burkina Faso)

Gabon  2–4  Tunisia
Bouanga Owane   73'
Sellimi   79' (o.g.)
Belarbi   32'
Haj Hassen   39'
Abboud   45+2'
Allogho   88' (o.g.)
Referee: Maguette N'Diaye (Senegal)

Botswana  0–3  Morocco
Bnou Marzouk   17'80'
Sakhi   49'
Referee: Davies Ogenche Omweno (Kenya)

Morocco  1–1  Tunisia
El Bouazzati   47' Haj Hassem   50'
Referee: Mahamadou Keita (Mali)

Botswana  1–3  Gabon
Mooketsane   38' Eyamba   2'45+2'
Owane   78'
Referee: Achille Madila (DR Congo)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 13 2 +11 6 Advanced to the semi-finals and qualified for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup
  Ivory Coast 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Ghana 3 0 2 1 2 7 –5 2 Eliminated and missed out on the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup
  Congo 3 0 2 1 2 9 –7 2
Congo  1–1  Ivory Coast
Ngatsongo Obassi   8' Landry   27'
Referee: Med Said Kordi (Tunisia)
Nigeria  6–1  Ghana
Isaac   10'40'63' (pen.)68'
Bulbwa   30'
Iheanacho   90+5'
Yeboah   66'
Referee: Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)

Ivory Coast  1–0  Nigeria
Niangbo   90'
Referee: Samuel Chirindza (Mozambique)
Ghana  1–1  Congo
Yeboah   38' Bidimbou   3'
Referee: Wiish Hagi Yabarow (Somalia)

Congo  0–7  Nigeria
Iheanacho   4'44'86'
Isaac   27'33'
Yahaya   49'
Matthew   60'
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)
Ivory Coast  0–0  Ghana
Referee: Ali Mohamed Adelaid (Comoros)

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
23 April – Casablanca
 
 
  Morocco1
 
27 April – Marrakech
 
  Ivory Coast2
 
  Ivory Coast1(5)
 
24 April – Marrakech
 
  Nigeria1(4)
 
  Nigeria4
 
 
  Tunisia2
 
Third place
 
 
26 April – Marrakech
 
 
  Morocco1(10)
 
 
  Tunisia1(11)

Semi-finalsEdit

Morocco  1–2  Ivory Coast
Sabbar   67' (pen.) Bedi   31'
Niangbo   39'
Referee: Reinhold Shikongo (Namibia)

Nigeria  4–2  Tunisia
Iheanacho   2'
Yahaya   12'58'
Isaac   21'
Belarbi   25'
Haj Hassen   30'
Referee: Davies Ogenche Omweno (Kenya)

Third place matchEdit

Morocco  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Tunisia
Bnou Marzouk   69' Haj Hassan   44'
Penalties
Sabbar  
Saoud  
Jaadi  
Jbira  
Bnou Marzouk  
El-Bouazzati  
Jellal  
Achaoui  
El Azzouzi  
Belkouch  
10–11 Samti  
Sahraoui  
Hnid  
Jbeli  
Slimi  
Haj Hassan  
Akrout  
Abboud  
Ayadi  
Sahraoui  
Samti  
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)

FinalEdit

Ivory Coast  1–1  Nigeria
Bile Bedia   26' Report Izu Omego   8'
Penalties
Coulibaly  
Diallo  
Angban  
Ibrahima Keita  
Niangbo  
5–4   Issac
  Nwakali
  Ifeanyi
  Yahaya
  Musa Mohammed
Referee: Mahamadou Keita (Mali)

WinnersEdit

2013 CAF Under-17 Championship
 
Ivory Coast
First title

GoalscorersEdit

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CAF U-17 and U-20 Championships Final Draws set for Cairo". CAF Online. Confederation of African Football. 19 November 2012.
  2. ^ "CAF U-17 Championship: Draw result". CAF Online. Confederation of African Football. 12 December 2012.
  3. ^ Al-Smith, Gary (13 April 2013). "Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Congo caught cheating". Supersport.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ "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.

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