List of nations that have qualified for the AFCON U23 in Egypt

Published on: 11 September 2019

The list of CAF U-23 nations to represent the continent in Japan at Tokyo 2020 are almost decided.

Africa’s final top eight nations for AFCON U23 have quite the expected names.

Yet there are a couple of North African countries who’ve failed to progress to Egypt in November.

West Africa will be represented by the usual big forces of Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana but surprisingly no Senegal.

The South of the continent will offer South Africa and Zambia - while Egypt qualifies as hosts.

All eight qualified teams:

  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Ghana
  • Cameroon
  • Ivory Coast
  • Nigeria
  • Mali

So how does the qualification to the Olympics get decided?

The eight nations will be placed into two groups of four. The top two nations of each group will make the top four where the two finalists and third finisher will achieve the big Olympic dream.

Africa’s final three for the AFCON U23 could meet some of the biggest footballing nations such as Brazil, Argentina, Spain, France, and Germany in Tokyo next year.