CAN U-20 (African Youth Championship):

The African Youth Championship (AYC) is one of the age group competitions organized by CAF for players under the age of 20 as of the time of the current championship.


It was organized for the first time in 1997 as a qualifying competition for the World Youth Cup.


The first AYC, under the name Tessema Cup, was organized in 1979 and also a qualifier for the World Youth Championship.


Until 1989 it was contested for as a cup tournament by direct eliminations on home and away basis. In 1991, CAF introduced a qualifying stage and a final tournament played by 8 teams in a selected country.