You can follow live the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations U20 Egypt 2023 draws on Friday, 23 December 2022.
The draw will be conducted in Cairo, Egypt at the headquarters of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) from 17h00.
The tournament will be played from 19 February to 11 March 2023 in Egypt: Cairo, Ismailia, and Alexandria.
Twelve (12) teams are qualified for the finals after the conclusion of the zonal qualifiers last week:
- WAFU B: Benin, Nigeria
- COSAFA: Mozambique, Zambia
- UNAF: Egypt (the host), Tunisia
- CECAFA: South Sudan, Uganda
- WAFU A: Gambia, Senegal
- UNIFFAC: Congo & Central Africa
Below are the procedures for the draw:
➢ Egypt, the host will be in position A1.
➢ Uganda the runner-up of the last edition, and Gambia, the winner of the 3rd place match of the last edition U20 AFCON Mauritania 2021 will be in positions B1 & C1.
➢ The 3 following ranked teams of the last edition: Tunisia (4th position), Central Africa (eliminated from quarter-final), and Mozambique (eliminated from group stage) will be in level 2.
➢ The 6 remaining teams who did not qualify for the last edition will be in Level 3.
Pot 1 will have the teams of Uganda and Gambia;
- The 1st team drawn will go to position B1
- The 2nd team drawn will go to position C1.
Pot 2 will have the teams of level 2: Tunisia, Central Africa & Mozambique.
- The 1st team drawn will go to position A2.
- The 2nd team drawn will go to position B2.
- The 3rd team drawn will go to position C2.
Pot 3 will have the teams of Benin, Nigeria, Zambia, South Sudan, Senegal & Congo
- The 1st team drawn will go to position A3.
- The 2nd team drawn will go to position B3.
- The 3rd team drawn will go to position C3.
- The 4th team drawn will go to position A4.
- The 5th team drawn will go to position B4.
- The 6th team drawn will go to position C4.