Tuesday, 12 March 2013

2013 AFRICA U20 YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP: fixtures and schedules and results

Africa future Stars go to war as the 19th AYC Kick off this weekend in Algeria                                                     

The 2013 African U-20 Championship will be the 19th edition of the African Youth Championship ,AYC. The competition will take place in Algeria from March 16 to 30  in the  cities of Oran & Aïn Témouchent instead of the popular algiers due to better facilities at the former cities.

The stade ormar oucief (11,000 capacity) in  Ain Temouchent  will host   teams in Group A which comprises  of the host country,Algeria and her North Africa neighbor Egypt both teams will slug it with two west Africa neighbors in Ghana and Benin. The group has been dubbed the group of death and its a pure case of survival of the fittest when hostilities begins on march 16,in a group which have the potentials  of  dividing the fans  along regional sentiments.

While Nigeria,Gabon,Mali and Congo DR were in Group B and they will have their matches at the 40,000 capacity stade Ahmed Zabana, in Oran .The semifinalists will participate in 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey later this year.
The Flying Eagles of Nigeria are the clear favorites to lift the trophy, a feat the team achieved last term out in South africa two years ago as the coach John obuh has named a strong squad that comprises of some of the best legs in the winning squad that won the 18th Edition of the AYC  ( South Africa  2011)  as players like Abdul Jelleel Ajagun, Olanrewaju Kayode and Goyi Aliu will be staging a come back to the AYC and a repeat of their efforts in 2011  where they took all comer  to the cleaners  will be on their cards.

 GROUP A                                                                  GROUP B

ALGERIA                                                                    NIGERIA
GHANA                                                                      MALI
BENIN                                                                        CONGO DR
EGYPT                                                                        GABON

March 16    17:30    Algeria    0     vs     Benin 0    Stade  Omar Oucief, Aïn Témouchen                     March 16    20:30    Ghana     1     vs       Egypt 2    Stade   Omar Oucief, Aïn Témouchent
March  17   17:30     Nigeria     0     vs      Mali  1     Stade  Ahmed Zabana, Oran       
March 17    20:30     Congo DR  0   vs      Gabon 0       Stade   Ahmed Zabana, Oran
March 19   17:30     Ghana       1      vs      Benin 0     Stade    Omar Oucief, Aïn Témouchent
March 19   20:30      Algeria     0     vs       Egypt 1      Stade    Omar Oucief, Aïn Témouchent
March 20  17:30      Mali          2       vs     Congo DR 1        Stade Ahmed Zabana, Oran
March 20  20:30      Gabon      0       vs      Nigeria    1          Stade Ahmed Zabana, Oran
March 22  17:30      Algeria     0         vs     Ghana  2               Stade Omar Oucief, Aïn Témouchent
March 22  17:30      Benin      0          vs     Egypt  1                Stade Ahmed Zabana, Oran
March 23 20:30      Nigeria     3           vs    Congo DR       1       Stade Ahmed Zabana, Oran
March 23 20:30      Mali            0         vs           Gabon      2              Stade  Omar Oucief, Aïn Témouchen
The best two teams from each group qualifies for the semi finals as well as the world youth championship in Turkey later in the year.

                                      SEMI FINALS    FIXTURES

17:00      EGYPT  2 VS  NIGERIA  0                         Stade  Omar Oucief, Aïn Témouchen  SF 1
17:00      MALI 2 (0)  VS  GHANA (0) 4 AET                         Stade Ahmed Zabana, Oran                 SF 2

                                                  THIRD PLACE FINAL

         MARCH 29 17:30        NIGERIA   2   VS     MALI   1    Stade Ahmed Zabana, Oran


       MARCH 30  17:30         EGYPT 1 VS    GHANA  1( 5-4) AET Stade Ahmed Zabana, Oran

    Ethiopia                     Bamlack Tessema Weyesa
    Senegal                       Maguette N'Diaye
    Zambia                        Janny Sikazwe
    Seychelles                 Bernard Camille
    Rwanda                      Hudu Munyemana
    Namibia                     Reinhold Shikongo
    Burkina Faso             Juste Zio
    Burundi                      Thierry  Nkurunziza
    Algeria                        Mehdi Abid Charefa
    Ivory Coast Denis   Dembele

    Reserve Referees

    DR Congo            Achille Madila
    The Gambia       Bakary Camara   

    Assistant   Referees

    Kenya                  Peter Sabatia
    Senegal              El Hadji Malick Samba
    Mauritius          Balkrishna Bootun
    Tunisia                Anouar Hmila
    Angola                 Jerson Dos Santos
    Ivory Coast         Moussa Bayere
    Mozambique     Arsenio Marengula
    Djibouti                Yacine Hassan Egueh
    Algeria                   Mohamed Bechirene
    Chad                       Issa Yaya
    Guinea                   Sidiki Sidibe
    Eritrea                     Berhe Tesfargiorgh
    Burkina Faso         Seydou Tiama
    Cameroon             Elvis Guy Noupue Nguegoue

   Reserve  Assistant referees

    Ethiopia     Kindie Mussie
    Niger           Yahaya Mahamadou




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