The soccer event is for players under the age of 20 and this year it is scheduled to be held in Rwanda from 18 January to 1 February 2009.
The 8 taking part teams this calendar year include things like Mali, Cameroon, Ghana and Rwanda forming Group A and South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire forming Group B.These gamers ended up picked just after the Preliminary Spherical very first leg matches held from 18 April to 20 April 2008, and the Next Spherical second legs matches from 2 May well to 4 May possibly 2008, adopted by Initially Spherical initial leg matches held from 27 June to 29 June 2008, 1st Round second leg matches held from 11 July to 13 July 2009, and the Next Round 1st leg matches held from 26 September to 28 September 2008 and 2nd Round second legs matches from 11 October to 13 Oct.
The best two sides from every single pool will advance to the semifinals, which will opt for these 4 nations to qualify for the Beneath-20 FIFA Entire world Cup, which will acquire place in Egypt in September 2009. If hosts Egypt reach the top 4 groups, then the crew on 5th spot will qualify for the Below-20 Earth Cup as the Egyptians the natural way qualify to be section of the Entire world Cup.
So considerably, Nigeria is in the guide, with an aggregate shop of 7 against Sudan, which has an aggregate rating of 2. Nigeria is mentioned as No. 1 on the Continental Rank with 5 winnings in the African Youth Championship. 2nd in line is Ghana with a continental rank of 2 in Africa Countrywide U20 soccer groups, out of the 20 teams participating in Africa National U20 Soccer teams. Ghana has also received African Youth Championship 2 occasions before, in 1993 and 1999. Up coming are Gambia, Mali and Congo, with continental ranks of 3, 4 and 5 respectively. Egypt, Zambia and Cameroon comply with them following. Cote d’Ivoire is also a sturdy contender with an aggregate rating of 5 but this level of competition for the qualification for the World Youth Championship will surely be a hard a single.
The African Youth Championship started off way again in 1979 and bundled teams / players like Algeria, Guinea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius, Cameroon and Tunisia. The teams played to qualify for the FIFA Underneath-20 World Cup as well. 2007 African Youth Championship noticed Congo as the last champion in opposition to Nigeria, beating them by 1-. This year’s host (Rwanda) will have to battle like very last many years host (Congo) to win the title for them selves.
With less than a month to go for the African Youth Championship to be assistance in Rwanda, the pleasure has presently started making among thousands of soccer supporters in Rwanda and around the globe.