CAF African Schools Football Championship off to a thrilling start in Zanzibar


As the CAF African Schools Football Championship Continental Finals 2024 kicked off in grand style. The newly refurbished stadium buzzed with excitement as the much-anticipated tournament began, featuring U-15 Boys and Girls champions from CAF Zonal Unions vying for the prestigious continental title.

The opening ceremony, which showcased the rich cultural heritage of Zanzibar, officially inaugurated the four-day tournament. The festivities set the tone for the exciting matches that lie ahead, with the finals set to conclude on Friday, 24 May.

Tuesday’s action on the pitch began with a goalless draw between Togo and Gambia in the boys’ division. The competition was fierce, as neither side managed to break the deadlock, setting the stage for a closely contested tournament.

In the girls’ fixtures, South Africa faced off against Uganda, ending in a 1-1 draw. The match saw both teams displaying skill and determination, reflecting the high level of talent present in the championship.

 The day also saw Tanzania clinching the first victory in the girls’ division with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Morocco, highlighting their strong start to the tournament.

The boys’ division featured a thrilling match where Guinea narrowly defeated Benin with a 2-1 victory. Guinea’s team showcased resilience and skill, edging out their opponents in a closely fought battle.

 South Africa’s boys’ team delivered a standout performance, cruising to a 3-0 win over Libya, demonstrating their dominance on the field. The day’s action concluded with a goalless draw between Tanzania and Senegal, further intensifying the competition.

Fans in Zanzibar and across the world can follow the championship closely, as matches are broadcast live daily on CAF’s official YouTube channel, CAF TV. The tournament promises to continue delivering thrilling football and memorable moments as the quest for the continental crown progresses.

The CAF African Schools Football Championship has indeed taken off in style, bringing together young talent from across the continent and celebrating the spirit of African football.

As the tournament unfolds, the excitement and anticipation are set to reach new heights, showcasing the future stars of African football.

CAF African Schools Football Championship Day 1 Results


Togo 0 – 0 Gambia

South Africa 1 – 1 Uganda

Tanzania 1 – 0 Morocco


Benin 1 – 2 Guinea

South Africa 3 – 0 Libya

Tanzania 0 – 0 Senegal

Photo: CAF Online

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