The Golden Eaglets will know their group opponents next Wednesday, 1st February, 2023 when the African football governing body (CAF) conducts the draw for the U17 African Nations Cup in Algeria.

12 countries will trade tackles to among themselves in contest to lift the title while all four semi-finalists will represent Africa at the FIFA World Cup in Peru.

The final draw for the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Algeria 2023 will be conducted at the Cercle National de l’Armée in Algiers, Algeria.

The ceremony is scheduled at 12:00 local time (11:00 GMT, 13:00 Cairo time) and will be live on CAF’s digital platforms and partner TV channels.

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The draw follows the qualifiers that took place across the continent. Eleven teams have joined hosts Algeria for the final U17 tournament: Morocco, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Congo and Zambia.

The U-17 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in Algeria from 29 April to 19 May in the cities of Algiers, Constantine and Annaba, which are currently hosting the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship.

The top four teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru as the CAF representatives.

The 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 19th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the biennial international men’s youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It will be held in Peru.