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2015 AYC draw for December 21

15 December 2014, 11:33Israel Ojoko

Lagos - The draw for next year’s African Youth Championship (AYC) will be conducted on December 21 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Hosts Senegal will be seeded to top Group A of the competition which will kick off on March 8 in Dakar with the final slated for March 22.

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles, who have won the U20 continental competition a record six times, will be one of eight finalists.

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They defeated Tanzania and walked over Lesotho to qualify for the tournament proper. They finished third at the last tournament hosted by Algeria.

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

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

The semi-finalists of the AYC will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand from May 30 to June 20.

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

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