Ahead of the TotalEnergies Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations, two-time winners Nigeria have been drawn in the same group as Morocco, South Africa and Zambia, as CAF announces the draws for the prestigious competition.

The tournament is scheduled to take place from April 29 to May 19.

Twice winners Nigeria will also face a tough task in Pool B as the Golden Eaglets will be based in the city of Constantine.

They will be taken to Morocco, South Africa and Zambia after the draw made by CAF’s Director of Competitions, Khaed Nasser.

He was assisted in the draw by African football legends Ibrahim Bekakchi of Algeria and Herita Ilunga of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Cameroon is among three former champions who will play in the same group at the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria later this year following Wednesday’s draw.

Two-time champions Cameroon and Mali will meet in Group C after the draw held at the Cercle National de l’Armée in Algiers.

The tough group also includes former champions Burkina Faso and debutants South Sudan.

Hosts Algeria were placed in a tough group as they faced youth soccer giants Senegal in the Group A tournament scheduled to start in April.

The home team will also face Congo and newcomers Somalia and will be based in the capital, Algiers.

See full drawing below;

Group A (Algiers)
Algeria, Senegal, Congo, Somalia

Group B (Constantine)
Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa, Zambia

Group C (Annaba)
Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso, South Sudan

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