2020 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament
The 2020 African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament is the 10th edition of the African U-20 Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament, the biennial international youth football competition organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to determine which women's under-20 national teams from Africa qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
Players born on or after 1 January 2000 are eligible to compete in the tournament. Two teams qualify from this tournament for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama as the CAF representatives.
A total of 29 (out of 54) CAF member national teams entered the qualifying rounds. The draw was held on 4 December 2019 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. The draw procedures were as follows:
In the preliminary round, the 26 teams were drawn into 13 ties, with teams divided into five pots based on their geographical zones and those in the same pot drawn to play against each other.
In the first round, the 13 preliminary round winners and the three teams receiving byes to the first round were allocated into eight ties based on the preliminary round tie numbers, with three preliminary round winners playing against the three teams receiving byes, and the other ten preliminary round winners playing against each other.
In the second round, the eight first round winners were allocated into four ties based on the first round tie numbers.
In the third round, the four second round winners were allocated into two ties based on the second round tie numbers.
Bye to first round (3 teams)
Preliminary round entrants (26 teams)
Pot A (3 from UNAF + 1 from CECAFA)
Pot B (3 from UNIFFAC + 1 from COSAFA)
Pot C (7 from WAFU A + 1 from WAFU B)
Pot D (4 from CECAFA)
Pot E (6 from COSAFA)
Teams in bold qualified for the World Cup.
(W): Withdrew after draw
Did not enter
Central African Republic
São Tomé and Príncipe
Qualification ties are played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score is tied after the second leg, the away goals rule is applied, and if still tied, the penalty shoot-out (no extra time) is used to determine the winner.
The schedule of the qualifying rounds is as follows.
17–19 January 2020
31 January–2 February 2020
20–22 March 2020
27–29 March 2020
24–26 April 2020
8–10 May 2020
29–31 May 2020
19–21 June 2020
The two winners of the third round qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.