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Dream Team to know U23 Cup of Nations foes Sept. 14

11 August 2015, 13:17

Lagos - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked Monday, September 14 as date for the draw of the 2nd Africa U-23 Championship, which is set for Senegal between 28 November and 12 December 2015.

The tournament, at which Africa’s three flag-bearers at the Men’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will emerge (with a fourth team playing off against an Asian side), will hold in Dakar and M’Bour – the two cities that also hosted the African Youth Championship earlier this year.

Also read: Dream Team returns, goes on one-week break

Nigeria’s U-23 team, coached by Samson Siasia, is one of eight teams qualified to participate at the competition, after a 2-1 aggregate win over Congo-Brazzaville in the final round of qualifiers concluded earlier this month.

Host Senegal will be joined by Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Mali, Zambia and South Africa.

Also, at its meeting, the CAF Executive Committee confirmed that the draw for the 4th African Nations Championship, scheduled for Rwanda between 16 January and 7 February, 2016, will take place in Kigali on November 18. Nigeria has Burkina Faso hurdle to cross over two legs in October.

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