Cameroon and Egypt lodged the first victories in the African Youth Championship, which started Sunday in Addis Ababa. Cameroon defeated hosts Ethiopia 1-0, while Egypt won with the same score against South Africa.

The African U-20 championship, which will end with the final on 1 April, will also serve as qualifying competition for the FIFA World Youth Championship from 17 June to 8 July in Argentina. Africa has four slots.