The first round ties of Africa's qualifiers took place between 16-18 August 2013 and 30 August-1 September 2013, with Botswana-Zambia and Morocco-South Sudan.
The second round saw the winners of the first-round matches - Zambia and South Sudan - into a draw with Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. The teams played home and away matches between 1-3 November and 22-24 November to determine the continent's three qualifiers.
Due to the withdrawal of South Sudan, Nigeria became the first CAF team to qualify, while Ghana and Zambia won their respective ties to qualify.
Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay qualified from the CONMEBOL U-17 World Championships held in Paraguay from 12-29 September.