do they grow easily ?
anyway, this is a neverending story....I agree that competitions with restrictons can never count as A-matches, even for teams where there this makes no or not much difference....For friendly games, it is clear that FA can field the team they want and consider it a full international. In CECAFA the tournament is for full national teams, so even if a guest temas field a youth or B-team, I consider them as A-games....In 1990 Egypt fielded a B-team in Final tournament of the Africa Cup, because they wanted the A-team to prepare for the WC....I think we should consider those games as full internationals...
I agree with you - except for guest teams
in tournaments such as CECAFA. For example, it is clear that we cannot count Ivory Coast matches as A matches. Ivory Coast FA makes a clear distinction between its A national team and its CHAN national team. Many times, guest teams who are much too good for the competition are invited to give it more "prestige". Ivory Coast at CECAFA and Ghana at COSAFA are clear examples of those FAs that decided the CHAN team was the correct team to send. Ivory Coast lost to both Rwanda and Tanzania at the 2010 CECAFA. It is not fair to count these as losses in the Ivory Coast records, as the A team did not play.
Likewise, Ghana lost to Madagascar at the 2015 COSAFA Cup and were beaten easily 3-0 by Zambia.
In these cases, the tournaments may be for senior national teams, but this seems to apply only to the teams from those zones, and not guest teams. The difference between Ghana A/Ghana CHAN and Ivory Coast A/Ivory Coast CHAN is too considerable to just ignore.