The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is considering creating a new competition.
This is information that should be taken with a pinch of salt. CAF would think of creating a new Africa Cup of Nations (CAN). The latter would apply to those under the age of 18, Shoot Africa media reports. According to the same source, the project is “at an advanced stage” but “no official date has been given.” “This competition would be beneficial to this age group” and “would allow professional clubs to detect profiles” that they would “necessarily” not identify “among the U17s”, pan-African media in particular pleaded. This competition would bridge the gap between CAN U17 and CAN U20.
For the happiness of African football
CAN U18 would be the first tournament to see the light of day in the CAF since the African School Football Championship (AFSC), which started in May 2021 at the initiative of President Patrice Motsepe. With a budget of USD 10 million (EUR 9.2 million, editorial note), the first edition took place in three stages (national, zonal and final) and in April dedicated CS Ben Sekou Sylla from Guinea in the boys category at the expense of Clapham High School (tab 1 -1, 5-4 ap.) and Fountain Gate School in the girls category, who lost in the finals to the Moroccans from Omar IBN Khatab School (3-0).
Following in the footsteps of its senior Asfc, CAN U18 would be part of the continuity of the African football development process, with the ambition to reach all age categories, from the youngest to the A-team professionals.
With an African foot