Pairings for the qualifiers of the TotalEnergies Under-17 and U-20 AFCON in the UNIFFAC Zone, have been made.
For the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, defending Champions Cameroon, will battle it out against Chad, Central African Republic, Congo and DR Congo, for two tickets for the UNIFFAC Zone.
The baby Lions of Cameroon, who won the competition in Rwanda 2019, will host DR Congo in their first game on a yet to be announced date, before playing Congo Republic, Chad and the Central African Republic respectively.
The two teams that will finish top of the UNIFFAC qualifiers, will secure their places for the Continental youths football jamboree, which will take place in Algeria from April 8 to 30, 2023. It will be the first edition of the TotalEnergies under 17 AFCON with 12 Nations participating, after the 2021 edition scheduled in Morocco, failed to hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UNIFFAC Zone will also vibrate to the tune of the TotalEnergies U20 AFCON qualifiers later this year, with Cameroon expected to host the event from December 07 to 18. The seven countries taking part in the UNIFFAC Zone qualifiers, have been paired in two groups, with Group A consisting of Congo, DR Congo, Sao Tomé and Principe and the Central African Republic.
In Group B, Cameroon will face neighboring Chad and Equatorial Guinea.
The teams to finished top of their various groups, will complete the list of teams qualified for the competition that will be played in Egypt next year.
Already, host Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria, Benin, Senegal, The Gambia, Uganda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Zambia, are the 10 Nations who have already secured their spots for the competition.