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African quartet set for U20 World Cup

Franck Ohandza
Cameroon striker Franck Ohandza is expected to play at the U20 World Cup

The line-up of the four countries to represent Africa at the Under-20 World Cup in July was completed on Sunday after the group phase of Africa Youth Championship ended.

Cameroon, Egypt, Mali and Nigeria will represent the continent at the tournament in Colombia from July.

This came after the Flying Eagles clinched Africa's last spot when finishing second in Group B of the tournament in South Africa on Sunday.

Nigeria managed to beat Gambia 2-0 to finish second in the group which already had Cameroon through to the last four.

Mali and Egypt had confirmed their places after finishing first and second respectively in Group A.

Nigeria, who will be making their seventh appearance at the tournament, were the runners-up in 1989 and 2005 and finished third at the 1985 edition.

Egypt will be playing in the tournament for the sixth time and their best finish was in 2001 when they took third place.

Mali will also be making their sixth appearance and their best showing was in 1999 with a third-place finish.

Cameroon will be playing at the Under-20 World Cup for the fifth time and their best showing the tournament was a quarter-final place.

World title holders Ghana failed to qualify for the tournament as they finished third in the group stage of the Africa Youth Championship.

Eight Colombian cities will be hosting the Under-20 World Cup from 29 July to 20 August.

Armenia, Barranquilla, Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Manizales, Medellin and Pereira are the cities chosen to host the tournament.



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African Youth Championship
24 Jul 10 |  African


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