By Rachael Ugiagbe


Nigeria’s Dream Team VI were not seeded for the Africa U23 Cup of Nations, which serves as qualifiers for next year’s 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

Hosts Senegal will top Group A, while Egypt headline Group B. The remaining six teams; Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Tunisia, Algeria and Mali, will be drawn in either group.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi finals. The top three teams will automatically qualify for the Rio Olympic Games, while the fourth-placed team will engage in a play off with an Asian team.

The Africa U23 Cup of Nations is the second edition of the quadrennial youth football tournament that has been scheduled to take place between 28 November – 12 December, 2015 in Senegal across two venues.

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