All you need to know about AFCON U23 in Egypt

African Football By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 08/11/2019

All you need to know about the third edition of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt as the host lock horns with Mali at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday evening.

The competition serving also as Africa’s qualifiers to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which start from November 8 until the final on the 22nd with the top three finishers at the Egypt 2019 tournament will bear the continent’s torches at the next summer quadrennial multi-sports global event.

The eight teams are set into groups A and B with four teams in each.

Group A: Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana and Mali

Group B: Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, and Ivory Coast

Full fixtures 

Friday 8 November

Egypt vs Mali 

Cameroon vs Ghana

Saturday 9 November

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast

South Africa vs Zambia

Monday 11 November

Mali vs Cameroon

Ghana vs Egypt 

Tuesday 12 November

Ivory Coast vs South Africa (17:00)

Zambia vs Nigeria (18:00).

Thursday 14 November

Egypt vs Cameroon (18:00)

Mali vs Ghana (20:00).

Friday 15 November

Nigeria vs South Africa (19:00)

Ivory Coast vs Zambia (20:00).