AFCON 2015: Nigeria U-23 to battle Algeria, Egypt, Mali

AFCON 2015: Nigeria U-23 to battle Algeria, Egypt, Mali

Monday, September 14, 2015 3:14 pm

Nigeria's Under 23 team

Nigeria’s Under 23 team

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the result of draws for the final tournament of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Senegal, the host country, is grouped alongside South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania in group A.

Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt and Mali are in Group B.

The result of the draw was released on Monday at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo.

A statement on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) website said the draw was conducted by CAF Secretary-General Hicham El Amrani and assisted by CAF Executive Committee member Amadou Diakite.

The championship’s top three teams will fly Africa’s flag at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The final tournament will take place from Nov. 28 to Dec. 12 in Dakar and M’Bour, Senegal.

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