AG: Nigeria draw S’Africa, Morocco, Burkina Faso

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The draws for the men’s football tournaments at the 2019 Africa Games in Rabat have been completed with Nigeria drawn in Group A alongside hosts Morocco, Burkina Faso and South Africa, Sports Extra reports.

The 12th African Games, which will see athletes from 53 countries compete for honours in 23 sports, will kick off on August 19 in four venues.

The men’s event, which is for U-23 sides, brings together three traditionally strong nations in the two groups.

In Group B, defending champions Senegal battle Ghana, Burundi and Mali.

Meanwhile,  Nigeria will be represented by the U-20 team at the tournament and they will be led by

Paul Aigbogun, barring any last minute change.

It was also gathered that camping ahead of the Games will begin this weekend in Abuja with 95 per cent of the players picked from the Flying Eagles squad to the U-20 World Cup in Poland.

 

 

Jibril .O