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.

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
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

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

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

Egypt
2 – 0
Senegal

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

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

South Africa
0 – 0
3 – 1 (p)

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

Ivory Coast

South Africa
2 – 2
6 – 5 (p)

Ghana

Successful national teams

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

Team
2011
(8)

2015
(8)

2019
(8)
Years
 AlgeriaGS2nd 2
 CameroonGS 1
 Egypt3rdGS1st 3
 Gabon1st 1
 Ghana4th 1
 Ivory CoastGS2nd 2
 MaliGSGS 2
 Morocco2nd 1
 NigeriaGS1stGS 3
 Senegal4th4th 2
 South AfricaGS3rd3rd 3
 TunisiaGS 1
 ZambiaGSGS 2
Legend

See also

References

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