Complete Group Fixtures of the Lions in Tanzania
The under 17 national football team of Cameroon is poised to repeat their 2003 exploit when they last won the tournament despite being paired with stiff opposition from 6 time attendee’s Guinea, Senegal and Morocco in group B at the 2019 under 17 Africa nation’s Cup in Tanzania.
For the very first time,women referee have been nominated for a CAF men’s tournament.
Cameroon are participating at the U-17 AFCON for the 7th time since 1999 and have won the trophy once in 2003.
Cameroon will face Guinea in their opening group B game on April 15 and go head to head against Morocco in their second on April 14th before rounding off rivalries with Senegal come April 21st 2019.
Cameroon’s opponent at the Tanzania 2019 soccer jamboree are obvious threats for their progress.
Guinea are in their 7th pariciaption after making their debut in 1985. They have finished third on three occasions,in 1995,2015 and 2017. They have had 5 world cup participation at the under 17 level and are looking forward to extend their record this year.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco feature in the competition for the 2nd time since 2013 when they made their first entry and finished 4th. They have also been at the world cup in 2013 and were eliminated at the round of 16.
In their second Africa under 17 nation’s cup attendance,Senegal have been at the centre of attraction. Their qualification speaks volumes of their zeal to conquer their opponents. In 7 of the last under 17 games,Senegal have won 5, drawn 1 and a defeat scoring 19 goals.
Host Tanzania,5 times winners Nigeria,Angola and Uganda are in Pool A.
Thisyear’s U-17 AFCON will determine which top four African teams will qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil as CAF representatives.
The Under 17 nation’s cup will be hosted by Tanzanian and scheduled to run from the 14th-28th of April 2019.
Two cities will play host to the competition;the National Stadium Dar Es Salaam and the Chamazi Stadium,Mbagala Dar Es Salaam.
Already in it’s 13th edition (18th edition with tournament staged without host included) the U-17 AFCON has helped groomed youngsters to become future national pride.
The U-17 AFCON is a Biennial international tournament organized by the Confederation of Africa Football ( CAF).