Zambia to face the Pharaohs

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:22:06 +0000

…in the 2017 U-20 AfCON Cup Championships

ZAMBIA has been drawn against Egypt in the 20th edition of the 2017 CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Championships.

The draws were conducted yesterday at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt

Hosts Zambia were seeded in Group A while Senegal, runners-up from competition they hosted in 2015, were seeded in Group B because holders Nigeria did not qualify.

The 2003 champions Egypt, 1979 runners-up Guinea as well as 1989 runners-up and 2015 semi-finalists Mali were drawn in Group A.

According to FAZ website, Senegal was drawn in Group B along with South Africa (Runners-up, 1997), Cameroon (Champion, 1995) and debutants Sudan.

Zambia will host the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, which will be the 20th edition of the competition, from February 26 to March 12, 2017.

The 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations will be used as the qualification tournament where the four top teams which will reach the semi-finals will automatically qualify for the 2017 Fifa-20 World Cup to be held in South Korea.

Group A

Zambia (hosts)





Group B




South Africa

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