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CAF African Schools Football Championship takes off in style

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Zanzibar’s Amaan Stadium was abuzz with hype and excitement on Tuesday, 21 May as CAF officially kicked off the CAF African Schools Football Championship Continental Finals 2024.

The much-anticipated finals, featuring CAF Zonal Union U-15 Boys and Girls champions took off in style at the newly refurbished stadium, as the quest to being crowned continental champions officially got underway in Zanzibar.

Ahead of the start of the finals, the Opening Ceremony which showcased the rich culture of Zanzibar took place to officially open the curtains to the four-day tournament set to run until Friday, 24 May.

Tuesday’s action got underway with a meeting between Togo and Gambia, with the two sides playing out to a goalless stalemate.

South Africa took on Uganda in the second girls’ fixture of the day, with the two sides also playing out to a draw. following a 1-1 stalemate.

Tanzania registered the first win in the girls’ division with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Morocco.

In the boys’ section, Benin were narrowly edged by Guinea in the opening leg as the Guineans fought hard for a 2-1 victory.

The second match saw South Africa comfortably cruising to a 3-0 win over Libya in the second match of the day, before Tanzania and Senegal shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw.

The action continues on Wednesday, 22 May with more CAF African Schools Football Championship action set to entertain the locals in Zanzibar.

The tournament is also easily accessible to fans across the world, with matches being broadcast live daily on CAF’s official YouTube channel, CAF TV.

 

CAF African Schools Football Championship Day 1 Results

GIRLS:

Togo 0 – 0 Gambia

South Africa 1 – 1 Uganda

Tanzania 1 – 0 Morocco

BOYS:

Benin 1 – 2 Guinea

South Africa 3 – 0 Libya

Tanzania 0 – 0 Senegal

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