CAF U20 AFCON: Group Stage stats
With the group stage done at the ongoing Total CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations, the tournament statistics have been compiled.
Hosts Zambia, Guinea, South Africa and Senegal are in the semi finals, and have qualified for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.
Mali is ranked 8th while Cameroon is 5th. Egypt and Sudan are 6th and 7th respectively.
In terms of goals scored, Zambia lead the pack as the best attacking side. Actually, Wednesday’s semi final will see the best attacking sides take each as Zambia and South Africa have scored 19 goals between them.
The worst defensive record has to be Mali after that collapse at Heroes Stadium which saw concede 6 goals against Zambia.
From the teams in the semi finals, South Africa have been porous at the back having allowed 6 goals while West African pair Guinea and Senegal, who meet at Levy Stadium in Ndola on Thursday night have shipped in 4 goals each.
Ranking from 5th to 8th
10 goals : Zambia
9 goals : South Africa
7 goals : Senegal
5 goals : Cameroon
4 goals : Guinea
3 goals : Mali, Sudan
2 goals : Egypt
2 goals : Zambia
4 goals : Egypt, Guinea, Senegal
6 goals : South Africa, Cameroon
8 goals : Sudan
9 goals : Mali
+8 : Zambia
+3 : South Africa, Senegal
0 : Guinea
-1 : Cameroon
-2 : Egypt
-5 : Sudan
-6 : Mali
Group A : 19 goals
Group B : 24 goals
Total: 43 goals (average of 3.58 goals per match)
32 foreign-based players present
Of the 168 players registered by the eight participating team, 32 (representing 17 per cent) ply their outside their countries of birth. Mali has the most with eight players, followed by Cameroon and Senegal with six players each, Zambia has five, three for Guinea and two each for Egypt and South Africa.
Otherhand, Sudan is the only team that paraded a predominantly home-based squad.
Below are the details;
Mali: Samuel Diarra (Deportivo Leaonesa/Spain), Abdoul Karim Danté (Anderlecht/Belgium), Sidiki Maïga (AD Alcoran/Spain), Moussa Djenepo (Standard de Liège/Belgium), Mamadou Fofana (Alanyaspor/Turkey), Sékou Koïta, Amadou Haïdara, Ousmane Diakhité (all Red Bull Salzbourg/Austria)
Cameroon: Tolo Npouhou (Seattle Sounders/USA), Ketu Jih Kalvin (Alcobendas Levitt CF/Spain), Hervé William Bodiong (Akritas Chlorakas/Cyprus), Eric Ayuk Mbu (Philadelphia Union/USA), Joss Moudoumbou (Perugia/Italy), Kevin Olivier Soni (Pau/France)
Senegal: Waly Diouf (Valenciennes/France), Sullivan Lakhamy (AS Val de Reuil/France), Krépin Diattaz (Oslo FC/Norway), Dominique Miquilan (Caen/France), Mamadou Diarra (Boluspor/Turkey), Ibrahima Ndiaye (Wadi Degla/Egypt)
Zambia: Emmanuel Junior Banda (Esmoriz/Portugal), Kenneth Kalunda (Ikast FS/Denmark), Mumba Mwape (Getafe/Spain), Patson Daka (Liefering/Austria), Conlyde Luchanga (Hapoel Ranaana/Israel)
Guinea: Morlaye Sylla, Alseny Soumah (both Arouca/Portugal), Naby Bangoura (FC Vizela/Portugal)
South Africa: Luther Singh (Sporting Braga/Portugal), Liam Jordan (Sporting Lisbon/Portugal)
Egypt: Tarek Mohamed (Le Havre/France), Khalia Elnouby (FC Zurich/Switzerland)
Portugal (6), France (5), Austria and Spain (4), Belgium, Turkey and USA (2), Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Norway, Switzerland
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