Third place will be a good consolation for us – Mali striker Samba Diallo

Mali came into the competition eager to take the Cup back to Bamako with them but on Friday they will find themselves battling Nigeria for bronze after Ghana denied them a place in the final of the Orange CAF U-20 Championship on penalties. The Malians were distraught as they had outplayed Ghana ove

Egypt and Ghana set for AYC final showdown

Egypt and Ghana will play in the final of the 2013 Orange CAF U-20 Championship on Saturday at Ahmed Zabana stadium in Oran, Algeria. The Young Pharaohs go into the match as favourites after notching four straight wins including an opening 2-1 victory over same opponents, Ghana two weeks ago. Ghana

Mali and Nigeria ready to do it all over again

Only two matches remain before the completion of the Orange CAF U-20 Championship finals in Algeria and it is down to Egypt and Ghana to fight it out for first and second places while Mali and Nigeria play out to decide third and fourth positions. Ironically these were the exact pairings in the open

Statistics of the 18th African U-20 Championship

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Egypt v Zimbabwe – Post match reactions

Bob Bradley (Egypt coach)“I have to praise my players’ character. After the equalizer, they kept strong and fought on to grab the winner. Now I can say, we have done more than half of our mission. We had passed many difficult circumstances, but my players are really strong. All of them d

Egypt maintain summit with narrow win

Egypt moved closer towards a spot in the final stage of the African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beating Zimbabwe 2-1 on Tuesday in Alexandria. The clash marked day 3 of Group G of the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifying series. Saudi-based midfielder Hosni Abd Rabo opened the scorings

Post match reaction: Mali vs. Ghana

Moussa Keita (Mali coach):We dominated from start to finish the game. But the lack of creativity and accuracy by my players in front of goal was our downfall tonight. They gave the best of themselves and Ghana was second best tonight but we lacked the killer touch and disappointing as it might be l

Young Pharaohs beat Nigeria to reach AYC final

Egypt U-20 side continued a fine run in the Orange CAF African Youth Championship (AYC) with an efficient 2-0 win over defending champions Nigeria in the semi-final match played in Ain Temouchent, Algeria on Tuesday. Egypt will now play Ghana (who they beat 2-1 in the opening of the tournament) in t

Satellites shine into AYC final via a penalty shoot-out

Ghana ended Mali’s hopes of reaching the 2013 Orange CAF U-20 Championship final handing fellow West Africans a 4-2 defeat on post-match penalties after the semi-final match had ended 0-0 at Ahmed Zabana Stadium in Oran on Tuesday. Ghana now plays Egypt in the final on Saturday. The Young