Durban, South Africa, September 28, 2004 - Five African teams will compete for two continental vacancies in the 2005 Boys U-19 World Championship when they meet in the 8th Boys U-19 African Nations Championship in Durban, South Africa.
Defending champions Egypt enters the tournament as one of the hot favorites for the title along with Tunisia, who came second in the last competition in Morocco two years ago. The latter wants to earn a second World Championship spot after they qualified for the Men's U-21 World Championship two weeks ago.
Algeria, South Africa and Sudan will be competing in their first World Championship in their history.
The competition will be played in the form of a round robin where the first two teams will qualify automatically to the World Championship with another ticket guaranteed for the African organizer, which is expected to be Algeria.
Tunisia will meet the organizers South Africa and Egypt will play Sudan on the opening day of the competition on Tuesday.