Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
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Organising bodyCAF
Founded2011; 11 years ago (2011)
RegionAfrica
Number of teams8
Related competitionsAfrica Cup of Nations
Current champions Egypt
(1st title)
Most successful team(s) Egypt
 Gabon
 Nigeria
(1 title each)
WebsiteOfficial website
2023 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualification
Tournaments

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 to the Olympic Games.

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

Tournament names
Ed. Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1 2011 Morocco
Gabon
2–1
Morocco

Egypt
2–0
Senegal
2 2015 Senegal
Nigeria
2–1
Algeria

South Africa
0–0
(3–1 p)

Senegal
3 2019 Egypt
Egypt
2–1 (a.e.t.)
Ivory Coast

South Africa
2–2
(6–5 p)

Ghana
4 2023 Morocco

Successful national teams

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

Participating nations

Team Morocco
2011
(8)
Senegal
2015
(8)
Egypt
2019
(8)
Morocco
2023
(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 q 2
 Nigeria GS 1st GS 3
 Senegal 4th 4th 2
 South Africa GS 3rd 3rd 3
 Tunisia GS 1
 Zambia GS GS 2
Legend

Results in the Olympics (2012-present)

Nation 12 16 20 Years
 Algeria 14 1
 Egypt 8 8 2
 Ivory Coast 7 1
 Gabon 12 1
 Morocco 11 1
 Nigeria 3 1
 Senegal 6 1
 South Africa 13 16 2

See also

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.