The African Youth Championships begin: Wins for South Africa & Nigeria

South Africa 1 – Ivory Coast 0 (African U20 Championships, January 19, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) A first half goal from Orlando Pirates’ Mduduzi Nyanda, after good work down the right-hand side from Mandla Masango, was enough to claim the points.

Nigeria 2 – Egypt 0 (African U20 Championships, January 19, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Goals from Kingsley Udoh and Yakubu Alfa earned the Flying Eagles victory.