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2003 African U-17 Championship

 

2003 African U-17 Championship

2003 African U-17 Championship
African U-17 Championship 2003
Tournament details
Host country Swaziland
City Mbabane
Dates 25 May – 8 June
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Cameroon (1st title)
Runners-up  Sierra Leone
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 44 (2.75 per match)

The 2003 African U-17 Championship was a football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament took place in Swaziland. The top three teams qualified for the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

Contents

  • Qualification 1
    • Preliminary round 1.1
    • First round 1.2
    • Second round 1.3
    • Qualified teams 1.4
  • Group stage 2
    • Group A 2.1
    • Group B 2.2
  • Knock-out stage 3
    • Semi-finals 3.1
    • Third place match 3.2
    • Final 3.3
  • Countries to participate in 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Qualification

Preliminary round

The first leg matches were played on either 29 or 30 June 2002. The second leg matches were played on 14 July 2000. The winners advanced to the First Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zimbabwe  7 – 1  Mauritius 5 – 1 2 – 0
Angola  11 – 2  São Tomé and Príncipe 5 – 0 6 – 2
Lesotho  3 – 0  Namibia 0 – 0 3 – 0
Botswana  0 – 3  Tanzania 0 – 1 0 – 2
Eritrea  1 – 3  Kenya 0 – 0 1 – 3
Liberia  w/o  Sierra Leone
Algeria  w/o  Mauritania
Gabon  w/o  Togo
Senegal  w/o  Guinea-Bissau
Libya  w/o  Niger
Ivory Coast  w/o  Equatorial Guinea
Uganda  w/o  Somalia

First round

The first leg matches were played on either 21 or 22 December 2002. The second leg matches were played on either 11 or 12 January 2003, except for the Burkina Faso vs Sierra Leone match, which was played on 16 February. The winners advanced to the Second Round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sierra Leone  1 – 1 (a)  Burkina Faso 0 – 0 1 – 1
Algeria  1 – 2  Tunisia 0 – 0 1 – 2
Gabon  1 – 2  Cameroon 1 – 0 0 – 2
Senegal  4 – 0  Morocco 1 – 0 3 – 0
Zimbabwe  2 – 3  Malawi 2 – 1 0 – 2
Libya  0 – 1  Egypt 0 – 1 0 – 0
Ivory Coast  0 – 3  Guinea 0 – 2 0 – 1
Angola  3 – 3 (a)  Mozambique 2 – 3 1 – 0
Gambia  1 – 1 (p 4 – 2)  Mali 0 – 1 1 – 0
Lesotho  2 – 5  South Africa 1 – 1 1 – 4
Tanzania  2 – 6  Ethiopia 1 – 1 1 – 5
Kenya  3 – 2  Ghana 2 – 0 1 – 2
Zambia  4 – 1  Somalia 4 – 1 [1]
Sudan  w/o  Nigeria

Second round

The matches were played on different dates from 2 February to 15 March. The winners advanced to the Finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sierra Leone  2 – 1  Tunisia 1 – 0 1 – 1
Cameroon  1 – 0  Senegal 1 – 0 0 – 0
Malawi  0 – 3  Egypt 0 – 1 0 – 2
Guinea  4 – 2  Mozambique 3 – 0 1 – 2
Gambia  2 – 1  Zambia 1 – 1 1 – 0
Nigeria  4 – 2  South Africa 3 – 1 1 – 1
Ethiopia  w/o  Kenya 2 – 0 w/o[2]

Qualified teams

Group stage

Legend
Advanced to semi-finals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 Sierra Leone 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
 Guinea 3 1 1 1 9 4 +5 4
 Swaziland 3 0 0 3 0 9 -9 0




28 May 2003
Egypt  1 – 0  Guinea



Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
 Cameroon 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4
 Gambia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Ethiopia 3 0 0 3 3 10 -7 0




29 May 2003
Nigeria  1 – 0  Gambia



Knock-out stage

Semi-finals Final
Jun 5 - Mbabane
  Egypt  1  
  Cameroon  2  
 
Jun 8 - Mbabane
      Cameroon (a.e.t.)  1
    Sierra Leone  0
Third place
Jun 5 - Mbabane Jun 7 - Mbabane
  Nigeria  0   Egypt  1
  Sierra Leone  1     Nigeria  3

Semi-finals


Third place match

Final

Countries to participate in 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship

The 3 teams which qualified for 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

References

  1. ^ One-match round.
  2. ^ The Kenya U-17 team was disbanded by their Sports Minister, claiming that 40% of the players that eliminated Ghana in the first round had been over-age. Ghana was not reinstated, and Kenya was banned for 2 years from all CAF's under age competition.

External links

  • CAF Official Website
  • RSSSF.com: African U-17 Championship 2003


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