Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

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Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
Africa U23 Cup of nation logo.png
Founded2011
Region CAF (Africa)
Number of teams8
Current championsFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
(1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
(1 title each)
Website CAFOnline.com
Soccerball current event.svg 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

The TotalAfrica U-23 Cup of Nations (known as the CAF U-23 Championship until 2015) is the main international football competition for CAF nations, played by under 23 years old players. It is held every four 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.

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History

The tournament was founded in 2011. On 6 August 2015, the CAF Executive Committee decided to change the name of the tournament from the CAF U-23 Championship to the Africa U-23 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. [2] Due to this sponsorship, the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations is named "Total Africa U-23 Cup of Nations".

Results

CAF U-23 Championship

EditionYearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnerScoreRunner-upThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
12011
Details
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Flag of Gabon.svg
Gabon
2 – 1Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
2 – 0Flag of Senegal.svg
Senegal

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

EditionYearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnerScoreRunner-upThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
12015
Details
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Flag of Nigeria.svg
Nigeria
2 – 1Flag of Algeria.svg
Algeria
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
0 – 0
3 – 1 ( p )
Flag of Senegal.svg
Senegal
22019
Details
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt [3] Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg
Ivory Coast
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2 – 2
6 – 5 ( p )
Flag of Ghana.svg
Ghana

Successful national teams

TeamChampionsRunners-upThird-placeFourth-place
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1 (2019)1 (2011)
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 1 (2011)
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1 (2015)-
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1 (2015)-
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast -1 (2019)
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco -1 (2011)
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2 (2015, 2019)
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 2 (2011, 2015)
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1 (2019)

Participating nations

Team Flag of Morocco.svg
2011
(8)
Flag of Senegal.svg
2015
(8)
Flag of Egypt.svg
2019
(8)
Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria GS2nd2
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon GS1
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 3rdGS1st3
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 1st1
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 4th1
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast GS2nd2
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali GSGS2
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 2nd1
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria GS1stGS3
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 4th4th2
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa GS3rd3rd3
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia GS1
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia GSGS2
Legend

See also

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References

  1. "Decisions of CAF Executive Committee on 6 August 2015". CAF. 9 August 2015.
  2. AfricaNews (2017-04-18). "Total to sponsor CAF competitions for the next eight years". Africanews. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  3. "DECISIONS OF CAF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – 20 JULY 2017". CAF. 20 July 2017.