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Old March 15th, 2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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2011 African Youth Championship

According to The Sowetan we have agreed to host the tournement, and are just working on dates, venues and broadcasting rights:

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AFTER qualifying for the 2011 African Youth Championships through the back door, Amajita coach Khabo Zondo has been asked to assemble a team that would not making South Africa a laughing stock.
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South Africa was asked to host the tournament by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) due to the ongoing political unrest in Libya.

The Football Association of Libya was scheduled to host the biennial event, starting on March 18, but CAF approached Safa after the outbreak of violence in the North African country.

Libyans are demanding the resignation of ruler Muammar Gaddafi but "Brother Leader" has made it clear he is not going anywhere as most of his people love him.

Safa deputy president Mandla "Shoes" Mazibuko said: 'We were approached by CAF to host the tournament, in principle we have agreed.

"We still have to conclude the paperwork with the organisers. We asked CAF to postpone the tournament to late April or the beginning of May. Our argument is that we are having the Local Government elections on April 18.

"We have two provinces, North West and Western Cape, bidding to host the tournament.

"We are in discussions with them and do not want to find ourselves in serious financial troubles after the elections when there are new people elected.

"It is a known fact we can host any tournament with our eyes closed tomorrow, but the fundamental thing here is that coach Khabo must assemble a strong team to make us proud.

"We could not qualify (after losing to Lesotho in the opening qualifiers), we cannot afford to bring a team that will just participate. They will do well.

"We are also going to engage the PSL on the release of players."

Mazibuko said Safa will make a formal announcement to host the tournament once they have signed all the necessary documents with CAF, including agreeing with the host city or province with regard to the broadcast rights.
So, anyone have any info on this? Which stadiums are the provinces looking to use?
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Old March 15th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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I have heard nothing about this.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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Big mo u are good at finding stuff like this....homie get to work
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Old March 18th, 2011, 06:45 AM   #4
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I recall Amaglug glug were always pretty decent, so I would expect the same with the youth squad.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #5
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Big mo u are good at finding stuff like this....homie get to work
alleged confidential documents? oh no. Nobody would believe me.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 02:46 AM   #6
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the 4 semi-finalists will goto the Under 20 world cup in Colombia to be staged in July-August. Will South Africa participate ?
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Old March 26th, 2011, 04:04 AM   #7
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the 4 semi-finalists will goto the Under 20 world cup in Colombia to be staged in July-August. Will South Africa participate ?
South africa is hosting it so it will participate in it because caf disqualified libya amid the crisis over there....
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Old March 26th, 2011, 04:05 AM   #8
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The final tournament, consisting of 8 teams, will be held from 17 April to 2 May 2011.
Egypt
Cameroon
Gambia
Ghana
Lesotho
Mali
Nigeria
South Africa (hosts)
[edit]Group Stage

[edit]Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lesotho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mali 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011-04-17
South Africa v Mali
2011-04-17
Egypt v Lesotho

Egypt v Mali

South Africa v Lesotho

South Africa v Egypt

Mali v Lesotho
[edit]Group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gambia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ghana v Nigeria

Cameroon v Gambia

Nigeria v Cameroon

Ghana v Gambia

Ghana v Cameroon

Nigeria v Gambia
[edit]Knockout Stage
Semifinals Final
28 March
Group A winner
Group B runner-up

1 April


Third place
28 March 31 March
Group A runner-up
Group B winner
[edit]Semifinals

Group A winner v Group B runner-up

Group A runner-up v Group B winner
[edit]Third place playoff

LSF1 v LSF2
[edit]Final
2011-05-02
WSF2 v WSF2
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from wiki
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Old April 5th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #10
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Looks like Joburg will be the host city:

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CAF has chosen South Africa as hosts of the Orange African Youth Championship 2011 due to the current political situation in initial hosts Libya.

The competition will now take place from 17 April - 1 May 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

South Africa will replace Libya in Group A, which will include Mali, Lesotho and Egypt, whilst Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and Gambia make up Group B.

The semi finalists will represent the continent at the FIFA U-20 World Cup slated for 29 July-20 August, 2011 in Colombia
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Any idea on stadiums to be used? Maybe Orlando Stadium and one other?
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Old April 7th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #11
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Dobsonville and Rand Stadium to host the tournement:

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The Confederation of African Football has chosen Johannesburg as host for the rescheduled African Youth Championships which are due to kick off in just over 10 days’ time.

When South Africa were handed the hosting rights, the North West Province and Western Cape were picked out as possible hosts, but Johannesburg has since been selected by CAF and all the games will be played at the Rand and Dobsonville stadiums.

The Under-20 finals, initially pencilled in for Libya but then rescheduled to South Africa following the political unrest in the North African country, will run from April 17 to May 1.

South Africa, as the new host nation replacing Libya, will play in Group A along with Mali, Lesotho and Egypt, with all matches being staged at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.

The matches in Group B which consists of Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and Gambia will be played at Rand Stadium.

The four semi-finalists from the eight team tournament will qualify for the Under-20 World Cup to be played in Colombia from July 29-August 20.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #12
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Post pics of the stadiums.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #13
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Dobsonville, Rand Stadiums to host AYC
Posted: 2011-04-07 09:38

The Confederation of African Football has chosen Johannesburg as host for the rescheduled African Youth Championships which are due to kick off in just over 10 days’ time.

When South Africa were handed the hosting rights, the North West Province and Western Cape were picked out as possible hosts, but Johannesburg has since been selected by CAF and all the games will be played at the Rand and Dobsonville stadiums.

The Under-20 finals, initially pencilled in for Libya but then rescheduled to South Africa following the political unrest in the North African country, will run from April 17 to May 1.

South Africa, as the new host nation replacing Libya, will play in Group A along with Mali, Lesotho and Egypt, with all matches being staged at Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto.

The matches in Group B which consists of Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and Gambia will be played at Rand Stadium.

The four semi-finalists from the eight team tournament will qualify for the Under-20 World Cup to be played in Colombia from July 29-August 20.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #14
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Sometimes I don't know whether to laugh or cry:

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The Rand Stadium has been dumped as a venue for the 2011 African Youth Championships as organisers seek to cut costs.

The majority of matches will be played at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto, bar two - Mali v Lesotho (April 23) and Nigeria v Gambia (April 24) – which will be played at Milpark.

These two games form part of the final round-robin matches, which must kick-off at the same time as the corresponding fixture in the group.

Plans to use the Rand Stadium have been scrapped, cutting the costs of a tournament whose budget crisis has already come as an embarrassment to Safa.

South Africa's Under-20 team kick off the tournament on Sunday against Mali, followed immediately by a match between Egypt and Lesotho in Group A.

Group B will kick off with a double-header attraction on Monday.

It will go on until next weekend, after which the top two teams in each group go on to the semi-finals on April 28 with the final to be played on Sunday, May 1.

All matches will have free entry but will be ticketed for safety reasons.

The four semi-finalists also qualify for the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Colombia in July and August.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #15
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So much for the World Cup stadiums having a legacy...
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Old April 15th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #16
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Millpark/Bidvest stadium only hold 5,000 people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milpark_Stadium

Oh well some of these games wont even get over 100 people in attendence even if it is free.
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I'm not sure why people are surprised. How can you expect SAFA to organize matches!!
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Old April 15th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #18
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Millpark/Bidvest stadium only hold 5,000 people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milpark_Stadium

Oh well some of these games wont even get over 100 people in attendence even if it is free.
To be fair, this is true. Tickets will be free, but there won't be much interest. I'm just annoyed that the change was made so late.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #19
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The problem is wanting to bring every tournament to Gauteng. I guess most people in PE, Mobeombela and Polokwane have never been inside their stadiums and they will grab every opportunity to be in there. So take those free entry games to those cities.
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