CAF holds African Youth Championship draw December 21

The draws for the 2015 African Youth Championship, AYC, will be conducted on December 21 at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, in Cairo, Egypt.

CAF says hosts Senegal will be seeded in Group A of the competition which will kick off on March 8 in Dakar and end on March 22.

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles, who have won the under-20 continental competition a record six times, will be one of the eight finalists in the draw.

To qualify, they defeated Tanzania and walked over Lesotho.

Nigeria finished third at the 2013 tournament hosted by Algeria.

Defending champions Egypt will, however, not be at Senegal 2015 after they were eliminated by Congo Brazzaville.

Other finalists at Senegal 2015 are Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, South Africa and Zambia.

The semi-finalists at the AYC will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand from May 30 to June 20.

The draw for the World Cup will be done on February 10, 2015.

(NAN)

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