U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets to know group foes February 1

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Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will know their group stage opponents at the 2023 CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria on Wednesday, February 1st.

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This was disclosed in a statement released on CAF’s website.

The statement read: “The final draw for the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Algeria 2023 will be conducted on Wednesday 01 February at the Cercle National de l’Armée in Algiers, Algeria.

“The ceremony is scheduled at 12:00 local time (11:00 GMT, 13:00 Cairo time) and will be live on CAF’s digital platforms and partner TV channels.

“The draw follows the qualifiers that took place across the continent. Eleven teams have joined hosts Algeria for the final U17 tournament: Morocco, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Congo and Zambia.

“The U-17 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in Algeria from 29 April to 19 May in the cities of Algiers, Constantine and Annaba, which are currently hosting the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship.

The Golden Eaglets qualified for the 2023 U-17 AFCON after taking part in the WAFU Zone B tournament held last year in Ghana.

Nduka Ugbade-led side emerged champions of the regional tournament after beating Burkina Faso 2-1 in the final.

Aside from the Golden Eaglets and the host nation, 10 other countries will also compete for honours at Algeria 2023.

Morocco, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Congo and Zambia.

The U-17 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in Algeria from 29 April to 19 May in the cities of Algiers, Constantine and Annaba, which are currently hosting the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship.

The top four teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru as the CAF representatives.

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