On Wednesday, from 12 p.m. (11 a.m. in universal time), the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will proceed to the draw of the final phase of CAN 2023 for under-17s at its premises in Cairo.
On the eve of the event, the governing body of African football revealed the pots that will be used for the draw to divide the 12 qualifiers into three groups each consisting of four teams.
As expected, Algeria as host country, Cameroon as defending champion, and Nigeria as 4e from the previous edition, inherit the seeded status and cannot fall into the same group.
6 countries in pot 3
As they participated in the last edition, but without leaving the group stage, Senegal and Mali are placed in pot 2 along with Mali, winner of the competition in 2017. Conversely, Congo, Zambia, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Somalia and South Sudan do not benefit from any special protection and inherit Pot 3.
The CAN U17 will take place from April 29 to May 19 in the cities of Algiers, Constantine and Annaba.
Hats for the CAN U17 draw
- Pot 1: Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria.
- Pot 2: Senegal, Morocco, Mali.
- Pot 3: South Africa, Burkina Faso, Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Zambia.
The draw for the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations will take place on Wednesday February 1
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