Nigeria’s Super Eaglets will face Zambia, Morocco, and South Africa in 2023 under-17 African Cup of Nations.
The draw ceremony was held in Algiers, Algeria, where the Eaglets were put in Group B. They were handed a tough group in which they will play Morocco, the winners of the North African zone.
Additionally, they play against Zambia, the South Zone’s champions. Sports betting fans on platforms like
Betway will find it interesting to wager on this group’s matches.
In fact, you can consider this the tournament’s “group of death.”
Which is the Toughest Group?
Algeria, Somalia, DR Congo, and Senegal will battle it out in Group A. This is a challenging group for the host because they will have to face Senegal, the youth football giants.
However, Algeria will fancy their chances against Congo and Somalia, who are debutants.
On paper, Group B seems to be the most challenging group. Watching Morocco, Zambia, and South Africa battle it out will be interesting.
South Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Cameroon are in Group C. Cameroon and Mali are two-time champions meaning this is another interesting group to watch.
Who Are Allowed to Play in the U17s Tournament?
Only players born on or after January 1, 2006, are eligible to represent their countries in the tournament.
he tournament organizers are serious about the age limit; they use technology to ensure only eligible players participate in the tournament.
According to reports, over 32 players from the Cameroon Under-17 squad did not pass the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening and were disqualified.
The MRI screening aims to verify the players’ age.
When is the U17 AFCON?
The TotalEnergies Under-17 AFCON will be held from April 29 to May 19. This will be the 15th edition of the tournament.
The tournament’s first edition was held in 2008, with 12 teams participating, with five withdrawing
How did the Eaglets Qualify for U17 AFCON?
The Super Eaglets qualified for the tournament after winning the Under-17 WAFU B championship in 2022.
They beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the tournament’s final played in Ivory Coast. The Eaglets have already tested victory in this tournament, having won it twice in 2007 and 2001.
The top four teams from this year’s tournament will represent Africa in the Under-17 World Cup, which will be held in Peru in November.
Where Will the Matches be Played?
The U17 AFCON 2023 matches will be played in the cities of Constantine, Algiers, and Annaba.
Additionally, the three stadiums that will host the matches include the Chahid Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine, the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, and May 19, 1956, Stadium in Annaba.
Who Will Win It?
Football betting fans on Betway will analyze the teams to determine who will emerge victorious. However, it will take more work to predict the tournament’s winner.
The competition features several top teams and unpredictable debutants. This setting means fans can brace themselves for a fantastic tournament. What is your prediction for the tournament?