Egypt face familiar foes in quest for AFCON U23 glory

Ahram Online , Friday 5 May 2023

Defending champions Egypt were placed in a tough but familiar-looking group for the 2023 Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations during the draw held in Rabat on Friday.

Photo : CAF official website


Egypt, who beat Ivory Coast in the 2019 final, have been drawn with Mali, Gabon and Niger in a balanced-looking Group B.

Group A includes hosts Morocco, Ghana, Congo and Guinea.

Egypt will be seeking to qualify for a 13th Olympic football tournament.

The top three teams from the tournament, which runs from 24 June to 8 July in Morocco, will represent Africa at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.


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