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Seven teams to join host Tanzania for the final tournament have been unveiled

Uganda beat Ethiopia 3-1 in the Cecafa region’s qualifying final to book a place, alongside hosts Tanzania, in the U17 Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be held in Dar es Salaam next year

 

THE line-up for the U17 Africa Cup of Nations 2019 was completed in September. Earlier the regional qualifiers for the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) were completed held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the two venues on which the continental finals will be held.

The National Stadium in Dar es Salaam and the Azam Sports Complex in the city’s Chamazi Complex showcased during the Cecafa tournament, their preparedness to CAF (African Football Confederation) observers.

Finally, the identity of the seven teams to join host Tanzania for the final tournament has been unveiled. The qualifiers, played for the first time on a zonal format saw the six CAF Zones holding separate qualifiers to determine their representatives for final tournament scheduled for 14-28 April 2019 in Tanzania.

The qualified teams are:

Angola – (COSAFA)

Uganda – (CECAFA

Morocco – (UNAF

Cameroon – (UNIFFAC

Senegal – (WAFU ‘A’)

Guinea – (WAFU ‘A’)

Nigeria – (WAFU ‘B’)

Uganda (left) take on Tanzania in the semi-finals of Cecafa region qualifiers for the U17 AFCON at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam in August. Uganda won 3-1

Uganda (left) take on Tanzania in the semi-finals of Cecafa region qualifiers for the U17 AFCON at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam in August. Uganda won 3-1

Mali, winners of the last continental championship in 2017 in Gabon, failed to qualify just as former winners’ Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Mali, Egypt and Burkina Faso.

Nigeria (2001 & 2007) and Cameroon (2003) are the former champions who will be in Tanzania to add to their laurels.

How they qualified

Host: Tanzania

UNAF: Morocco

The Young Atlas Lions won the round-robin tournament with three victories against Tunisia, Libya and Algeria.

WAFU ‘A’: Senegal, Guinea

Senegal beat Guinea 4-0 in the final. Two teams qualified because Mali, the former champion comes from that zone.

WAFU ‘B’: Nigeria

Nigeria beat Ghana 3-1 on penalties in the final.

UNIFFAC: Cameroon

Cameroon beat Congo 3-1 in the final

COSAFA: Angola

Angola beat South Africa 1-0 in the final

CECAFA: Uganda

Uganda beat Ethiopia 3-1 in the final

On the sidelines of the Cecafa region U17 AFCON qualifiers in Dar es Salaam, experts from UEFA held clinics for regional teams in matters of self and team development

On the sidelines of the Cecafa region U17 AFCON qualifiers in Dar es Salaam, experts from UEFA held clinics for regional teams in matters of self (players) and team development

THE Cecafa zone qualifiers for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, 2019 were held in Tanzania between 11–26 August 2018. The matches were at National Stadium Dar es Salaam and Azam Sports Complex, Chamazi.

Group stage

The draw for the group stage was held on 5 July 2018. The 10 teams were drawn into two groups of five teams, but Somalia, of Group ‘A’ withdrew after the draw leaving FOUR teams.

The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

Group ‘A’

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Tanzania *(H) 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9 Semi-finals
2  Rwanda 3 2 0 1 7 8 −1 6
3  Burundi 3 1 0 2 8 8 0 3
4  Sudan 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0
5  Somalia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew

*(H) Host.

11 August 2018

Rwanda  3–1  Sudan

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

Tanzania  2–1  Burundi

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

13 August 2018

Sudan  Cancelled  Somalia

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Burundi  3–4  Rwanda

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

16 August 2018

Somalia  Cancelled  Rwanda

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

16 August 2018

Sudan  0–5  Tanzania

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

18 August 2018

Burundi  4–2  Sudan

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

Tanzania  Cancelled  Somalia

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

21 August 2018

Somalia  Cancelled  Burundi

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Rwanda  0–4  Tanzania
  • John  23′, 83′, 90+3′
  • Ngoda  77′

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Group ‘B’

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ethiopia 4 4 0 0 14 3 +11 12 Semi-finals
2  Uganda 4 3 0 1 17 3 +14 9
3  Kenya 4 2 0 2 16 7 +9 6
4  South Sudan 4 1 0 3 4 16 −12 3
5  Djibouti 4 0 0 4 1 23 −22 0

 

12 August 2018

South Sudan  2–1  Djibouti
Report

Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

Uganda  0–1  Ethiopia

Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

….

 

14 August 2018

Kenya  4–0  South Sudan

Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Djibouti  0–4  Ethiopia

Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

17 August 2018

South Sudan  1–6  Uganda

Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Djibouti  0–9  Kenya

Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

19 August 2018

Ethiopia  5–1  South Sudan

Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Kenya  1–3  Uganda

Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

22 August 2018

Uganda  8–0  Djibouti

Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

22 August 2018

Ethiopia  4–2  Kenya

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
24 August – Dar es Salaam
 Tanzania 1
26 August – Dar es Salaam
 Uganda 3
 Uganda 3
24 August – Dar es Salaam
 Ethiopia 1
 Ethiopia (p) 2 (4)
 Rwanda 2 (2)
Third place
26 August – Dar es Salaam
 Tanzania (p) 2 (4)
 Rwanda 2 (3)

 

 

Summarised report

Semi-finals

24 August 2018

Ethiopia  2–2  Rwanda
Penalties
4–2

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

 

Tanzania  1–3  Uganda

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

Third place match

26 August 2018

Tanzania  2–2  Rwanda
Penalties
4–3

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

Final

Winner qualified for 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

26 August 2018

Uganda  3–1  Ethiopia

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

 

 

 

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