Nigeria’s national under-17 soccer team, the Golden Eaglets, will battle against Morocco, South Africa and Zambia in Group B of the 2023 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the colorful ceremony took place at the Cercle National de l’Armée in Algiers on Wednesday.

Group A is hosted by Algeria, Senegal, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia, while Group C comprises Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso and South Sudan.

The Golden Eaglets will play their Group B matches at Chahid Hamlaoui Stadium, Constantine.

While the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers and the 1956 Stadium in Annaba will host group A and C matches, respectively.

The fifteenth edition of the AFCON Sub-17 is scheduled from April 29 to May 19 in Algeria.

The Golden Eaglets qualified for the tournament after winning the WAFU B Under-17 championship hosted in Ivory Coast in 2022. They defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 in a thrilling final.

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The Eaglets have two African titles, in 2001 and 2007, and five world titles.

The top four teams from the AFCON U-17 2023 will represent Africa at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023 scheduled for Peru from November 10 to December 2.


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