Libya, Morocco to represent UNAF at CAF African Schools Football Championship Finals


Libya have joined Morocco as the representatives of the CAF African Schools Football Championship UNAF representatives after they (boys) along with Morocco (girls) won the competition played in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday, 19 December. 

Morocco did so a day before the championships concluded, while Libya had to fight till the very end for the honour of representing the zone. 

Needing just a draw to qualify, the Egyptians looked to have sealed their place until a last minute goal by Zubair Mohammed saw him snatch a late victory to give Libya the title.

In the girls division, Egypt finished second behind Morocco after they defeated Libya 9-0. 

As in previous Zonal Qualifiers, UNAF under the guidance of CAF also conducted capacity building programmes which included the Young Referees Programme, the Young Coaches Programme, the Medical Officers Programme as well as CAF Safeguarding workshops which all ran concurrently to the three-day competition.

CAF African Schools Football Championship Awards: 

Girls category:

Winner of the title: Morocco

Runner-up: Egypt

Third place: Libya

Top scorer: Meriem Oblaw | Morocco (8 goals)

Best Goalkeeper: Farah El Amrani (Morocco)

Boys category:

Winner of the title: Libya

Runner-up: Egypt

Third place: Morocco

Top scorer: Zubair Mohamed and Salem Fathi (Libya), Zakaria Bouras and Osama Baqul (Morocco), Ahmed Abdel Rahman and Mahmoud Mostafa (Egypt). Each player scored a goal.

Best Goalkeeper: Abdel Moneim Naggar (Egypt)