Defending champions Mali and
four other winners will miss the finals of the U-17 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in
Tanzania after failing to negotiate past the qualifiers.
Mali, winners in Gabon last
year join Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Mali, Egypt and Burkina Faso as former
winners that failed to qualify for the edition in Tanzania due in April next
and Tanzania (hosts) represent the CECAFA region while Angola
(COSAFA), Morocco (UNAF), Cameroon (UNIFFAC), Senegal and Guinea (WAFU A) and
Nigeria (WAFU B) are the other teams that will play in the tournament.
Only two past winners, Nigeria
(2001 & 2007) and Cameroon (2003) will be in Tanzania.
How they qualified
Young Atlas Lions won the round-robin tournament with three victories against
Tunisia, Libya and Algeria.
WAFU A: Senegal, Guinea
beat Guinea 4-0 in the final. Two teams qualified because Mali, the former
champion comes from that zone.
WAFU B: Nigeria
Nigeria beat Ghana 3-1 on
penalties in the final.
beat Congo 3-1 in the final
Uganda beat Ethiopia 3-1 in the
Angola beat South Africa 1-0 in