Former World champions, Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have been drawn against hosts Tanzania, Angola and Uganda ahead of the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.
The draw, held on Thursday night in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, kept rivals Nigeria and Cameroon at the opposite ends.
Cameroon, champions in 2003, were drawn in Group B alongside top seeds Guinea, Morocco and Senegal.
Incidentally, all the four teams in the group are French-speaking, setting the stage for an exciting round of matches in the race for the two slots for the next round.
The draw had in attendance CAF Executive Committee members, Leodegar Tenga and Moses Magogo.
CAF Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu, conducted the daw and was assisted by captain of the Tanzania U-20 team, Michael Moris, and former Taifa Stars player Mohamed Adolf Richard.
The final tournament will be held from April 14 to 28, 2019 in Tanzania with the semifinalists qualifying to represent the continent at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru next year.