WAFU U20 Cup 2018: Draw Pairs Nigeria with Benin, Niger Republic and Ghana

The Flying Eagles have been handed a hard-hitting group in the maiden regional football tourney

Nigeria U20 male team will face arch-rivals Ghana, Benin Republic, and Niger Republic in Group B of the preliminary round of the 2018 WAFU B U20 Cup in Togo.

The draw ceremony held on Monday evening in Lome had hosts Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Senegal pitched in Group A of the competition to be staged from December 6-16 in Lome.

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Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger are the west African sides to compete at the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Tanzania, including Burundi, Angola and the hosts nation.

The regional championship will serve as preparatory tourney for the five teams that will take part in the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations finals holding in Tanzania, February 2-17, 2019.

The matches of the 11-day eight-nation football competition will be played the Stade Municipal and the Stade JCA.