Africa U-17 Cup of Nations

The Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (previously known as the African U-17 Championship) is a bi-annual football competition organised by the sport's African governing body, CAF. The competition has been held since 1995. Between 1985 and 1993 only qualifying competitions for the FIFA U-17 World Cup were played.

Africa U-17 Cup of Nations
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Founded1995
RegionAfrica (CAF)
Number of teams8
Current champions Cameroon (2nd title)
Most successful team(s) Cameroon
 Ghana
 Nigeria
 Gambia
 Mali (2 titles each)
2021 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations

On 6 August 2015, the CAF Executive Committee decided to change the name of the tournament from the African U-17 Championship to the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, similar to the senior's version, Africa Cup of Nations.[1]

In July 2016, Total has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support 10 of its principal competitions, including the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Champions, renamed Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.[2]

ResultsEdit

African U-16 Qualifying for World CupEdit

Edition Year Host Qualifier teams
Winner Winner Winner
1 1985
Details
home & away  
Congo
 
Guinea
 
Nigeria
2 1987
Details
home & away  
Ivory Coast
 
Egypt
 
Nigeria
3 1989
Details
home & away  
Nigeria
 
Ghana
 
Guinea

African U-17 Qualifying for World CupEdit

Edition Year Host Qualifier teams
Winner Winner Winner
4 1991
Details
home & away  
Ghana
 
Congo
 
Sudan
5 1993
Details
home & away  
Ghana
 
Nigeria
 
Tunisia

African U-17 ChampionshipEdit

Edition Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
6 1995
Details
  Mali  
Ghana
3–1
aet
 
Nigeria
 
Guinea
2–1
aet
 
Mali
7 1997
Details
  Botswana  
Egypt
1–0  
Mali
 
Ghana
1–0  
Ethiopia
8 1999
Details
  Guinea  
Ghana
3–1  
Burkina Faso
 
Mali
1–0  
Cameroon
9 2001
Details
  Seychelles  
Nigeria
3–0  
Burkina Faso
 
Mali
Vacant[3]
10 2003
Details
  Swaziland  
Cameroon
1–0
aet
 
Sierra Leone
 
Nigeria
3–1  
Egypt
11 2005
Details
  Gambia  
Gambia
1–0  
Ghana
 
Ivory Coast
1–0  
South Africa
12 2007
Details
  Togo  
Nigeria
1–0
aet
 
Togo
 
Ghana
1–0  
Tunisia
13 2009
Details
  Algeria  
Gambia
3–1  
Algeria
 
Burkina Faso
2–0  
Malawi
14 2011
Details
  Rwanda  
Burkina Faso
2–1  
Rwanda
 
Congo
2–1  
Ivory Coast
15 2013
Details
  Morocco  
Ivory Coast
1–1
(5 – 4)
on penalties
 
Nigeria
 
Tunisia
1–1
(11 – 10)
on penalties
 
Morocco
16 2015
Details
  Niger  
Mali
2–0  
South Africa
 
Guinea
3–1  
Nigeria

Africa U-17 Cup of NationsEdit

Edition Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
17 2017
Details
  Gabon[4][n 1]  
Mali
1–0  
Ghana
 
Guinea
3–1  
Niger
18 2019
Details
  Tanzania[5]  
Cameroon
0–0
(5 – 3)
on penalties
 
Guinea
 
Angola
2–1  
Nigeria
19 2021
Details
  Morocco[6][7] To be played To be played

Total WinsEdit

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
  Ghana 2 (1995, 1999) 2 (2005, 2017) 2 (1997, 2007)
  Nigeria 2 (2001, 2007) 2 (1995, 2013) 1 (2003) 2 (2015, 2019)
  Mali 2 (2015, 2017) 1 (1997) 2 (1999, 2001) 1 (1995*)
  Cameroon 2 (2003, 2019) 1 (1999)
  Gambia 2 (2005*, 2009)
  Burkina Faso 1 (2011) 2 (1999, 2001) 1 (2009)
  Ivory Coast 1 (2013) 1 (2005) 1 (2011)
  Egypt 1 (1997) 1 (2003)
  Guinea 1 (2019) 3 (1995, 2015, 2017)
  South Africa 1 (2015) 1 (2005)
  Sierra Leone 1 (2003)
  Togo 1 (2007*)
  Algeria 1 (2009*)
  Rwanda 1 (2011*)
  Tunisia 1 (2013) 1 (2007)
  Congo 1 (2011)
  Angola 1 (2019)
  Ethiopia 1 (1997)
  Malawi 1 (2009)
  Morocco 1 (2013*)
  Niger 1 (2017)
* = As hosts

Note: no fourth-place finish in 2001 due to Guinea's disqualification.

Participating nationsEdit

Team  
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2005
 
2007
 
2009
 
2011
 
2013
 
2015
 
2017
 
2019
 
2021
Years
  Algeria × × 2nd × q 2
  Angola GS GS GS 3rd 4
  Botswana GS GS × GS 3
  Burkina Faso × 2nd 2nd GS GS 3rd 1st 6
  Cameroon × × 4th GS 1st GS GS GS 1st 7
  Congo × × × × × × × 3rd GS 2
  Egypt 1st × 4th × × GS × × × 3
  Eritrea × × × GS × × × × × × 1
  Eswatini × × GS × × × × × × × 1
  Ethiopia × 4th GS GS × 3
  Gabon × × × × GS GS GS × 3
  Gambia × × × GS 1st 1st GS × 4
  Ghana 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd GS 2nd 7
  Guinea 3rd GS GS GS 3rd 3rd 2nd 7
  Ivory Coast GS × 3rd 4th 1st GS q 6
  Malawi × × 4th × × × 1
  Mali 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd GS GS 1st 1st 8
  Morocco × 4th GS q 3
  Mozambique GS × × GS × 2
  Niger × × × × × × × × GS 4th 2
  Nigeria 2nd GS 1st 3rd GS 1st 2nd 4th 4th q 10
  Rwanda × × × × 2nd × 1
  Senegal × × × GS GS 2
  Seychelles × × × GS × × × × × × 1
  Sierra Leone × 2nd × × × × 1
  South Africa 4th GS 2nd q 4
  Sudan GS × × × × × 1
  Tanzania × × × × × GS GS q 3
  Togo × × × × 2nd × × × × 1
  Tunisia GS 4th 3rd 3
  Uganda × × × × × × × × × × × GS q 2
  Zambia × × GS q 2
  Zimbabwe GS GS GS GS × × × × 4
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •     — Hosts
  •  ×  – Did not enter
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Withdrew before qualification
  •     — Withdrew after qualification
  •     — Disqualified after qualification

Men's U-17 World Cup QualifiersEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R2 – Round 2
  • R1 – Round 1
  •      – Hosts
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
Team  
1985
 
1987
 
1989
 
1991
 
1993
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2005
 
2007
 
2009
 
2011
 
2013
 
2015
 
2017
 
2019
 
2021
Total
  Algeria R1 1
  Angola R2 1
  Burkina Faso R1 3rd R2 R1 4
  Cameroon R1 R1 2
  Congo R1 R1 R2 3
  Egypt R1 QF 2
  Gambia R1 R1 2
  Ghana R1 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd R1 4th QF 9
  Guinea 4th R1 R1 R1 R1 5
  Ivory Coast 3rd R1 R2 QF 4
  Malawi R1 1
  Mali QF R1 QF 2nd 4th 5
  Morocco R2 1
  Niger R2 1
  Nigeria 1st 2nd QF 1st QF 2nd R1 1st 2nd 1st 1st R2 12
  Rwanda R1 1
  Senegal R2 1
  Sierra Leone R1 1
  South Africa R1 1
  Sudan R1 1
  Togo R1 1
  Tunisia R1 R2 R2 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Decisions of CAF Executive Committee on 6 August 2015". CAF. 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Total to sponsor CAF competitions for the next eight years". Africa News. Africa News. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  3. ^ Fourth place was declared vacant after Guinea were disqualified following the suspension of the Guinean FA by FIFA. (African U-17 Championship 2001)
  4. ^ a b "Gabon new host for U17 Championship". SuperSport. 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ "CAF Executive Committee decisions of 26 May 2015". CAF. 27 May 2015.
  6. ^ "CAN 2019 : un dernier sursis pour le Cameroun ?" (in French). CamFoot. 29 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Decisions of CAF Executive Commitee [sic] - 27 & 28 September 2018". CAF. 29 September 2018.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Tournament originally set to be hosted by Madagascar, before being switched to Gabon.[4]

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