Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have been drawn in Group B with Morocco, South Africa and Zambia in Group B of the 2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.
The draw ceremony took place at the Cercle National de l’Armée in Algiers on Wednesday.
Group B matches will be played at the Chahid Hamlaoui Stadium, Constantine.
The Golden Eaglets won the WAFU B Championship last year.
Hosts Algeria were placed in Group A with Senegal, Congo and Somalia.
Matches in the group will be played at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers,
Two two-time winners Cameroon and Mali will face off in Group C along with Burkina Faso and South Sudan.
1956 Stadium in Annaba will host matches in the group.
The tournament will take place from April 29 to May 19.
Group A (Algier)
Groupe B (Constantine)
Groupe C (Annaba)
Meanwhile, Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro was impressed after the Golden Eaglets fired 15 unreplied goals against two academies yesterday (Wednesday) in Abuja.
The Eaglets handled by Nduka Ugbade massacred Ikon Allah Academy 9-0, before they thrashed Propel Sporting 6-0.
“I must say I have been impressed by a number of players in this team. They are headed for great things if they keep level heads and remain disciplined,” Peseiro said as he welcomed NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi towards the tail end of the second encounter.
The U17s topped the WAFU B U17 AFCON qualifiers in Ghana last year.
They are getting set for the U17 AFCON, which kicks off in Algeria on April 29.