Eight African teams are taking part in the UEFA ASSIST U-17 International Tournament scheduled for 1-10 March 2019 in Antalya, Turkey.
The octet - Angola, Cameroon, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda, incidentally the finalists for the forthcoming Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Tanzania 2019, will battle it out with three teams from UEFA (Belarus, Montenegro, Turkey) and AFC (Australia) for the 12-team tournament.
The tourney is part of the UEFA ASSIST programme which aims to provide support to member associations and confederations worldwide. The objective is to create a football event which will include a youth development tournament and knowledge sharing between Member Associations, and also to enforce football as the global game and to allow for the interaction of different cultures, traditions and football development.
For the eight African teams, the ten-day tourney will serve as a dress rehearsal for the continental championship scheduled for 14-28 April 2019, which will see the semi-finalists qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
It will be recalled that CAF partnered UEFA through their UEFA ASSIST programme for the inaugural Zonal U-17 Championship in 2018.
Group 1: Tanzania, Guinea, Australia, Turkey
04.03.2019 Tanzania vs Guinea; Australia vs Turkey
06.03.2019 Turkey vs Guinea; Australia vs Tanzania
08.03.2019 Tanzania vs Turkey; Guinea vs Australia
Group 2: Morocco, Cameroon, Uganda, Belarus
04.03.2019 Morocco vs Belarus; Cameroon vs Uganda
06.03.2019 Belarus vs Cameroon; Uganda vs Morocco
08.03.2019 Morocco vs Cameroon; Uganda vs Belarus
Group 3: Senegal, Nigeria, Angola, Montenegro
05.03.2019 Senegal vs Nigeria; Angola vs Montenegro
07.03.2019 Montenegro vs Nigeria; Angola vs Senegal
09.03.2019 Senegal vs Montenegro; Nigeria vs Angola