Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

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Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
Africa U23 Cup of nation logo.png
Founded2011
RegionCAF (Africa)
Number of teams8
Current champions Egypt
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) Egypt
 Gabon
 Nigeria
(1 title each)
WebsiteCAFOnline.com
2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

The Total Africa 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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

CAF U-23 Championship[edit]

Edition Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1 2011
Details
 Morocco
Gabon
2 – 1
Morocco

Egypt
2 – 0
Senegal

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations[edit]

Edition Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1 2015
Details
 Senegal
Nigeria
2 – 1
Algeria

South Africa
0 – 0
3 – 1 (p)

Senegal
2 2019
Details
 Egypt[3]
Egypt
2 – 1
(a.e.t.)

Ivory Coast

South Africa
2 – 2
6 – 5 (p)

Ghana
3 2023
Details

Successful national teams[edit]

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 Egypt 1 (2019) 1 (2011)
 Gabon 1 (2011)
 Nigeria 1 (2015) -
 Algeria 1 (2015) -
 Ivory Coast - 1 (2019)
 Morocco - 1 (2011)
 South Africa 2 (2015, 2019)
 Senegal 2 (2011, 2015)
 Ghana 1 (2019)

Participating nations[edit]

Team Morocco
2011
(8)
Senegal
2015
(8)
Egypt
2019
(8)
Years
 Algeria GS 2nd 2
 Cameroon GS 1
 Egypt 3rd GS 1st 3
 Gabon 1st 1
 Ghana 4th 1
 Ivory Coast GS 2nd 2
 Mali GS GS 2
 Morocco 2nd 1
 Nigeria GS 1st GS 3
 Senegal 4th 4th 2
 South Africa GS 3rd 3rd 3
 Tunisia GS 1
 Zambia GS GS 2
Legend

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.

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