… Eaglets to meet Ghana in U-17
The Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday got a favourable draw for the 2013 African Youth Championship slated for Algeria, MTNFootball.com reports.
Flying Eagles, the defending champions, will play in group B alongside Mali, debutants Gabon and DR Congo.
Group A comprises the hosts Algeria, Ghana, Egypt and Benin Republic.
The U-20 tournament will be played between March 16 and 30 2013 with the semi-finalists qualifying to represent Africa at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey in June.
For the U-17 African championship, which will be hosted by Morocco in April, three-time world champions Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will meet arch rivals Black Starlets of Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Congo.
The other group has hosts Morocco, debutants Botswana, Gabon and Tunisia.
Like the AYC, the semi-finalists of this competition will also fly Africa’s flag at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates.
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