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Tanzania, South Africa Crowned CAF African Schools Football Champions!

The CAF African Schools Football Championship Continental Finals concluded in a memorable evening of African youth football celebration on Friday, 24 May as CAF drew the four-day competition to a grand close in Zanzibar.

A packed Amaan Stadium bore witness to African youth football history being made in Zanzibar when Tanzania were crowned champions in front of their home supporters after defeating Guinea in the boys’ division of the competition, while South Africa also ascended to the summit of African youth football as champions in the girls division following a 1-1(5-4) win over Morocco.  

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The final of the four-day tournament, which took place between 21 and 24 May on the Tanzanian island, was attended by CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe, who earlier in the day visited the Zanzibar State House to meet H.E. Dr Hussein Mwinyi.

Ahead of the two finals, a strong contest for a bronze medal took place in the afternoon. Uganda showed resilience in defeating hosts Tanzania in the girls’ third-place play-off.

In the boys’ bronze medal contest, Senegal and Benin played out to an evenly balanced draw, which had to be decided on penalties, as Senegal emerged victorious.

The CAF African Schools Football Championship concluded yet another impactful season of celebrating and developing African youth football across all spheres of the game.

Mukabana Yvonne Namai, African Schools Programme Manager at Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) took to her socials to release the tremendous results. She wrote; “The 2023-2024 season registered a 40% increase in the number of boys and girls that participated at national phase level across 44 countries in Africa. A huge congratulations to South Africa [girls] and Tanzania [boys] for winning the bragging rights as Champions of U15 Schools in Africa.”

“The African Schools Programme ancillary programmes registered a significant increase in participation across the Young Referees Programme, Young Reporters Programme, Safeguarding Programme, Medical Officers Programme and Coaches Programme. Our African Legends took lead in the Leadership Programmes that were conducted during the Zonal Qualifiers and in the Continental Final.” She added.

About (CAF) Confederation Africaine de Football !

The Confederation of African Football is the administrative and controlling body for association football, beach soccer, and futsal in Africa. It was established on 8 February 1957 at the Grand Hotel in Khartoum, Sudan by the national football associations of: Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa.

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