African qualifier to be held in South Africa

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced that the 2011 CAF African Youth Championship will take place in South Africa between 17 April and 2 May.

The event was originally due to be held in Libya between 18 March and 1 April but was postponed indefinitely earlier this month in the wake of security concerns caused by the current political situation in the country.

“We decided to move the African Youth Championship to South Africa and it will be played from 17 April to 2 May,” said CAF President Issa Hayatou. “The Executive Committee took that decision on Tuesday.”

The four teams that reach the semi-finals of the competition will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011, which will take place between 29 July and 20 August.