CAF Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

Short History

     The Africa U-23 Cup of Nations is an international association football competition for U-23 years old players organised by the CAF. The first tournament was held in 2011 as the CAF U-23 Championship, from the second edition tournament has a current name. It is held every 4 years with the top three teams qualifying automatically to the Olympic Games and the fourth-placed finisher playing in a play-off against a team from the Asian Football Confederation.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
CAF U-23 Championship
1. 2011 Morocco 26 Nov - 10 Dec 2011 8 nations 16 matches 2 venues 2 cities
Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
2. 2015 Senegal 28 Nov - 12 Dec 2015 8 nations 16 matches 2 venues 2 cities
3. 2019 Egypt 8 - 22 November 2019 16 nations 32 matches 2 venues 1 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
CAF U-23 Championship
1. 2011 Morocco GABON Morocco Egypt
Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
2. 2015 Senegal NIGERIA Algeria South Africa
3. 2019 Egypt EGYPT Ivory Coast South Africa

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
CAF U-23 Championship
1. 2014 Oman Gabon - Morocco 2-1 Egypt - Senegal 2-0 Gabon - Senegal 1-0 (a.e.t.)
Morocco - Egypt 3-2
Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
2. 2015 Senegal Nigeria - Algeria 2-1 South Africa - Senegal 0-0 (p 3-1) Nigeria - Senegal 1-0
Algeria - South Africa 2-0
3. 2019 Egypt Egypt - Ivory Coast 2-1 (a.e.t.) South Africa - Ghana 2-2 (p 6-5) Egypt - South Africa 3-0
Ivory Coast - Ghana 2-2 (p 3-2)

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