🌍πŸ₯‡ Road to Olympics: The eight nations that qualified for AFCON U23
🌍πŸ₯‡ Road to Olympics: The eight nations that qualified for AFCON U23
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🌍πŸ₯‡ Road to Olympics: The eight nations that qualified for AFCON U23

We’re under nine months away from the always exciting Olympic games. Africa’s best U23 nations to represent the continent in Japan at Tokyo 2020 are almost decided. Futaa looks at who’s nearly there…

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.

The past week’s results have confirmed Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria will take no part at the AFCON U23 and therefore not at the 2020 Olympics.

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 qualify as hosts.

All eight qualified teams:

  • Egypt 🇪🇬 
  • South Africa 🇿🇦 
  • Zambia 🇿🇲 
  • Ghana 🇬🇭 
  • Cameroon 🇨🇲 
  • Ivory Coast 🇨🇮 
  • Nigeria 🇳🇬 
  • Mali 🇲🇱 

Qualifiers top scorers:

  • Fashion Sakala (Zambia): 4
  • Jackson Muleka (DRC): 3
  • Owusu Kwabena (Ghana): 3
  • Osman Bukari (Ghana): 3
  • Victor Osimhen (Nigeria): 3
  • Luther Singh (SA): 3
  • Waleed Bakhet (Sudan): 3.

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.

Read more: 🌍 ✈️👏🏾 Here the 14 African nations into the 2022 World Cup group stage qualifiers