Host country of CHAN 2022 and candidate for the organization of CAN 2025, Algeria will also host CAN 2023 for under-17s from April 29 to May 19.
Three months before this event, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) drew lots for the competition on Wednesday at its premises in Cairo. The Algerian host inherits a group A within its reach with Senegal as its main competitor, performing well among young people in recent years. Congo, absent from the last three editions, and Somalia, which will discover the competition, complete the pool and will try to create a surprise.
The last two champions together!
In Group B, Nigeria, semi-finalists of the previous edition, will start as favorites ahead of Morocco, eliminated in the group stage in 2019, South Africa, absent from the two previous editions, and Zambia, who did not never passed the group stage.
Finally, pool C, that of the defending champion, Cameroon, promises to be very hotly contested since there is also Mali, still very successful among young people and crowned in 2015 and 2017, but also Burkina Faso, back for the first time since his title in 2011. South Sudan will discover the tournament and will act as Tom Thumb.
Group A will take place in Algiers, group B in Constantine and group C will be held in Annaba. The first two of each group and the two best 3e all hens combined will advance to the quarter-finals. The four semi-finalists will validate their ticket for the U17 World Cup, scheduled from November 10 to December 2, 2023 in Peru.
We present to you the 1️⃣2️⃣ teams participating in the 15th edition of the #TotalEnergiesAFCONU17 🤩
Who will win the title in May? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/ksEQypmLYO
— MARHABA (@caf_online_FR) February 1, 2023
CAN U17 groups:
Group A: Algeria, Senegal, Congo, Somalia.
Group B: Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa, Zambia.
Group C: Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso, South Sudan.