10 December 2019 03:12 AM

Sports Minister conveys Sisi greetings to U-23 AFCON delegates

Saturday، 09 November 2019 - 10:36 AM

Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi on Friday 08/11/2019 conveyed the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the delegates attending the opening ceremony of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations (U-23 AFCON).

Cairo stadium hosted the opener between Egypt and Mali at 7 pm Cairo local time.

The prestigious tournament is hosted by Egypt from Nov. 8 to 22, with the participation of eight teams in two groups.

Egypt plays in Group A alongside Ghana, Cameroon, and Mali. Group B includes South Africa, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, and Nigeria; the current champions.

The first three teams will qualify directly to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, while the fourth-place finisher will play against a team from the Asian Football Confederation, to also book a seat in the Olympics.

MENA

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