Flying Eagles to face Niger, Burundi, South Africa in Group A at AFCON U-20

Flying Eagles to face Niger, Burundi, South Africa in Group A at AFCON U-20

Nigeria will play Niger, South Africa & Burundi at the group phase of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger.


The draw for the event was arranged on Thursday night in Niamey.

Nigeria was held to a goalless draw with Niger at the current WAFU Cup in Lome, Togo.

South Africa additionally won the COSAFA U-20 title this week defeating Zimbabwe 4-3 on penalty in the last game.

Burundi are making a come back to the event following their last presence in 1995 where they lost to Cameroon in the final.


Nigeria stand as the best nation in the historical backdrop of the events with 7 titles.

Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso & Mali will battle in Group B

The event is set to hold between February 2 & 7 in 2 urban communities; Niamey & Maradi.

The best 4 groups at the event will get participation tickets for the 2019 Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Poland.

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