U20 Africa Nations Cup: Nigeria women get tough draw

U20 Africa Nations Cup: Nigeria women get tough draw

Nigeria has been given a tough draw  Women’s U20 Africa Nations Cup in Kenya after being drawn in Pool A with Kenya, Tanzania and Cameroon.

A record of 9 teams will be competing for the 2018 Women’s U20 African Nations Championship due to start in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Sunday.

The drawing of lots took place on Saturday in presence of CAVB President Dr Amr Elwani where the teams were divided into 2 preliminary pools.

Nigeria head coach, coach Musa Babamusa relishes the challenge, however.

“Across the board when you get to that level, the under-20 World Cup, I think every game’s a tough game,” he said from Nairobi.

“I’m excited actually, excited about it.
“You’ve got a mixture of styles of play that we’re going to face.”

Nigeria will face Cameroon on Monday by 2pm in her first group A match, play against host Kenya on Wednesday by 4pm and her last game will be between Tanzania on Thursday by noon.

Meanwhile, Hosts Kenya face Tanzania on the opening day Pool A encounter, while Pool B feature two face offs as Mauritius play Congo and Egypt meet Uganda.

The top two teams of each pool will proceed to the semifinal where Pool A winners meet 2nd of Pool B runner up and Pool B winners against Pool A runner up.

Teams:
Pool A: Kenya- Tanzania- Nigeria- Cameroon
Pool B: Egypt- Uganda- Mauritius- Congo DR- Rwanda

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