Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have been drawn alongside with West African rivals Ghana and Ivory Coast in Group B ahead of the WAFU qualification series for next year’s main tournament in Mauritania.
In the draw ceremony held on Tuesday, Flying Eagles and five-time world champions Golden Eaglets were both drawn in what has been tagged the Group of Death, in the qualification series for the African U-20 and U-17 competitions.
Host nation, Togo, were drawn in Group A alongside Niger Republic, Benin and Burkina Faso.
The competition commences on November 14 in Lome, the Togolese capital, with seven countries from the West African Zone B in attendance.
The top two teams (finalists) in each qualification zone will qualify for the main tournament, which has been expanded to 12 teams, in Mauritania next year.
In the U-17 category, the Eaglets will contend with Ghana and Ivory Coast in Group B. The tournament holds December 5 to 20.