Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will know their opponents when the draw for next year’s African Youth Championship, AYC, is conducted on 21 December at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
Eyeonthesports.com gathered in a press release from Samm Audu, the Media Officer of Flying Eagles that hosts Senegal will be seeded to top Group A of the competition, which will kick off on 8 March in Dakar with the final slated for 22 March, 2015.
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles, who have won the U-20 continental competition a record six times, will be one of eight finalists.
They defeated Tanzania and walked over Lesotho to qualify for the tournament proper. Nigeria finished third at the last tournament hosted by Algeria.
Defending champions Egypt will not be at Senegal 2015 after they were eliminated by Congo Brazzaville.
Other finalists are Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, South Africa and Zambia. The semi-finalists of the AYC will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand from 30 May to 20 June.
The draw for the World Cup will be done on 10 February, 2015.