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U20 AFCON: Nigeria To Face South Africa, Host Niger and Burundi

By Adebanjo

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Nigeria will go up against host Niger, South Africa and Burundi in the group stage of the 2019 CAF U20 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Flying Eagles were drawn in Group A at the ceremony held in Niamey on Thursday night.

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Here is the draw. Eight teams to battle it out at the from 2-17 February 2019 in the Niger cities of Niamey & Maradi. The top four finishers will represent @CAF_Online at the @FIFAcom U-20 World Cup in Poland in 2019

In 2015 Nigeria defeated host Senegal in the final to win a 7th title, and are still the most successful team in the competition.

However, the Country failed to reached the next edition in 2017 and also missed the World Cup.

The biannual competition will kick off on 2nd February, 8 nations will vie for the title and the semi-finalist will pick automatic tickets for the World Cup in Poland.


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