Five-time world champions Nigeria will know their group phase opponents at next month’s U20 Africa Cup of Nations when the draw holds today at the Monotel Dar El Barka Hotel in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
The ceremony, which will be conducted by CAF’s Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu, will commence 2.00 p.m. Nigeria time and will be broadcast on CAF’s digital platforms.
Fatai Amoo’s charges made sure of a place in the finals after reaching the final of the WAFU B U17 Tournament staged in Togo last month, where they lost 2-3 to Cote d’Ivoire’s Baby Elephants. Both teams are flying WAFU B’s flag at the competition holding in Morocco from March 13 to 31.
Hosts Morocco, Algeria (North Africa); Cameroun, Congo (Central Africa); Uganda, Tanzania (East Africa); Zambia, South Africa (Southern Africa); Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria (WAFU B) and; Mali, Senegal (WAFU A) are the teams qualified for the finals and whose names will be in the pots today.
Nigeria won the FIFA Cadet World Cup in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015.