Olympic Eagles, the Defending champions of the Under 23 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) tournament have been handed tough opponents as they battle for a spot at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Conducted by Caf director of competitions, Samson Adamu and ex-Egypt striker Emad Meteab , the draw was held on Wednesday evening at the plush Montaza Complex in Alexandria.
The dream team VI will face 2015 third-placed South
Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia in Group B of the preliminary round of 201
Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.
According to the draw, defending champions Nigeria who are making their third appearance in the championship – must navigate their way past their opponent to reach the semi-final.
Hosts Egypt will square up against debutants Ghana, Cameroon and Mali in Group B.
The championship will hold between November 8-22, 2019 at the Cairo International Stadium and Al Salam Stadium.
The top three teams of the Africa Cup of Nations will represent Africa at the 2020 Olympic Games billed for Tokyo.
Nigeria won the last edition in Senegal after defeating Algeria 2-1 with Oghenekaro Etebo netting a brace at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor, Dakar.