Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will play Algeria at the U-17 AFCON. The draw was held at the Monotel Dar El Barka Hotel in Nouakchott and was conducted by the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu assisted by Mauritania’s legend Mustapha Fall.
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Nigeria, Cameroon, and host, Morocco, were occupied pot 1; Tanzania, Uganda, and Senegal were in pot 2; while South Africa, Algeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Congo, Mali, and Zambia filled the pot 3.
The two-time (2001 and 2007) U-17 African champions, Golden Eaglets, will slug it out in Group B against Tanzania, Congo Brazaville, and Algeria.
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Host, Morocco will kick off the tournament on the 13th of March 2021. they have been paired in Group A alongside Uganda, Zambia, and Cote d’Ivoire.
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In Group C, two-time champions, Cameroon, were drawn against Senegal, Mali, and South Africa.
Nigeria goes toe to toe against Tanzania in their first group game on the 14th of March 2021, Congo Brazaville on the 17th, and their last group game will be against Algeria on the 20th of March 2021.
The Fatai Amoo led side will look to put behind them the disappointment of the 3-2 loss against the Baby Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the finals of the WAFU B U17 competition that was held in Togo, January 2021 and re-assert themselves on the African youth scene after years of below-par performances.
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