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Familiar Faces in African Under 20 Championship Finals

Ghana squeezed through to the 12th edition of the African Under 20 Championship Finals after a scarily-exciting two-legged affair with Morocco. The Ghanaians breezed through the first leg, winning 4-1 in Accra but were quickly pegged back in the return leg that saw Morocco go in 2-0 up at half-time. Morocco finally won the tie 3-1 … Continue reading

Brazil Under 20s Fly Out to Cape Town Challenge

Some of football’s greatest prospects will take to South Africa later this week for the Cape Town International Challenge, featuring some of the world’s best Under 20 sides from Africa and South America, including Brazil. The tournament will be held in South Africa and the Amajita, as the South African under-20 is known, wlil play … Continue reading

Future Champions – Gauteng 2012

The Future Champions tournament is back and Gauteng is the host of this year’s tournament in South Africa. The tournament is already well underway and the talent on show at this year’s tournament is some of the best youth talent in the world. The tournament is for Under 17 teams across all five continents and … Continue reading

African Cup of Nations: Younes Belhanda

Montpellier have been in scintillating form in the French Ligue 1 this season which has seen them rise into second-place behind a rejuvenated Paris St Germain side. Younes Belhanda has been a revelation behind their success this season and is looking to make a huge impression as Morocco fight for only their second ever title. The 21-year-old has … Continue reading

African Cup of Nations: Bertrand Traore

Burkina Faso and Chelsea star Bertrand Traore is only 16 Every year the African Cup of Nations brings out the colour and passion of a continent that is not usually praised for it’s footballing ability. Despite wrecking the hopes of many Premier League managers seeing their top stars fly off to play a mid-season international … Continue reading

Unfortunate England Miss Out on Quarter Final Place

England Under 20s have concluded their World Cup campaign by loosing to Nigeria in the second round. Brian Eastick’s side went through the group stage without conceding, but also not scoring a goal. A single Nigerian goal was enough to knock England out in the second round, but Eastick’s side can come out of the … Continue reading

Peacock’s Under 17s In Control Against Rwanda

Hallam Hope and Raheem Sterling scored the goals as England lived up to expectations and defeated Rwanda in Mexico. England’s FIFA Under 17 World Cup campaign is looking optimistic as they spent the whole game completely in control of Rwanda. However, this is the first time that Rwanda have competed in an international tournament outside … Continue reading

Mexico 2011: FIFA Under 17 World Cup Draw Takes Place

England have drawn Canada, Rwanda and Uruguay in the draw for the FIFA Under 17 World Cup. Canada were runners-up in the CONACAF Under 17 Championship, defeated by USA in the final. Rwanda won the African equivalent, beating Burkina Faso to claim their first ever international trophy and book their first ever place at a … Continue reading

FIFA Under 17 World Cup Draw Held Tomorrow in Mexico

The official draw for this summer’s FIFA Under 17 World Cup will take place this evening at 17:00 english time. Mexico City will host the draw in which the 24 teams will be allocated into six groups of four teams, and find out where they will be playing their matches. The final will be played … Continue reading

Nigeria and Cameroon to Contest African Final

Nigeria and Cameroon will contest the final of the Orange African Youth Championships. Both sides won their semi-final clashes against Mali and Egypt respectively. Nigeria played a convincing victory against Mali with goals from Uche Nwofor, the tournament’s joint top goalscorer, and a last minute penalty from Stanley Okoro. Nigeria mounted pressure on the Malians … Continue reading

World Cup Qualifiers Decided from African Tournament

Four sides, typically the powerhouses of African football, have reached the African Youth Championship semi-finals and subsequently qualified for a place in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Colombia. Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon and Egypt all qualified out of their group and will now contend for the African Youth Championship title. Reigning African and World champions at … Continue reading

Young Black Stars Near to Elimination

Ghana’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the African Youth Championship are all but over. After loosing against Nigeria in their opening game, Ghana were held by Gambia in their second match, drawing the game with one goal each. The result propelled Cameroon into the semi-finals and gave them qualification for the Under 20 World … Continue reading

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