By Motin Yeung
They qualified for the Olympics by beating South Africa 2-0 in the Semi-final of the CAF U-23 Africa Championship.
They qualified for the Olympics by making to the semi-final of the CAF U-23 African Championship. Furthermore, they were able to defeat Algeria 2-1 in the final to win the championship trophy.
They qualified by winning the play-off for third place in the CAF U-23 Africa Championship. A 2-0 defeat to Algeria in the Final four forced South Africa to compete for the third place with Senegal. A goal less draw led to a penalty shootout won by South Africa.
How to cite this page: “MENS – African teams”, Written by Motin Yeung (2016). Journey to Rio, Olympic Football 2016 Guide, Soccer Politics Blog, Duke University, http://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/tournament-guides/olympic-football-2016-guide/journey-to-rio-qualification-process-rules-for-2016-olympic-games/african-teams/ (accessed on (date)).
- FIFA website. Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 page. http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/teams/