The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is considering the creation of a new competition.
This is information to be taken with a grain of salt. CAF would think of creating a new African Cup of Nations (CAN). The latter would concern those under 18, reports the media
Shoot Africa. The project would be “at an advanced stage”according to the same source, but
“no official date” has not been disclosed.
“This competition would be beneficial for this age group” And “would allow professional clubs to detect profiles” that they wouldn’t have “necessarily” landmarks
“with the U17s”, pleaded in particular the pan-African media. This competition would fill the gap between CAN U17 and CAN U20.
🚨 CAF is thinking about launching CAN U18.
– Maghreb Foot News (@actufootmaghreb) May 16, 2023
For the happiness of African football
The CAN U18 would be the first tournament to see the light of day in the bosom of CAF, since the African School Football Championship (Afsc) launched in May 2021, on the initiative of President Patrice Motsepe. Comes with an envelope of
$10 million (9.2 million euros, editor’s note), the first edition took place in three phases (national, regional and final) and in April dedicated the CS Ben Sekou Sylla of Guinea in the boys’ category at the expense of Clapham High School (1-1, 5-4 ap. tab.) and Fountain Gate School in the girls’ category, falling to the Moroccans of the Omar IBN Khatab School in the final (3-0).
In the wake of its elder Asfc, the CAN U18 would be part of the continuity of the development process of African football, with the ambition of reaching all age categories, from the youngest to the professionals of the A teams. .