U-23 AFCON: Nigeria Draw Egypt, Algeria, Mali

By James Agberebi:

Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles have been drawn against Egypt, Algeria and Mali in Group B of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations billed for Senegal.

The draw was held on Monday at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Group A will see hosts Senegal take on South Africa, Zambia and Tunisia.

To qualify for the second edition of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, Nigeria defeated Congo Brazzaville 2-1 on aggregate.

The Nigerian side are currently taking part in the All Africa Games where they will take on Burkina-Faso in the semi-final.

The top two teams from each group at the U-23 Cup of Nations will qualify for the semi-final.
The championship is serving as the qualifiers for the men’s football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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