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NIGERIA TO BEGIN AFRICA U-20 TITLE DEFENCE IN MAY

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Africa Under-20 champions, the Flying Eagles of Nigeria will begin the quest to qualify for the defence of their title in May after CAF revealed the fixtures for the qualifiers.

Nigeria drew bye in the first round to begin playing in the second round where they are expected to play the winner of the clash between Burundi and DR Congo.

The first leg of the tie is expected to be played to be played on the weekend of 20-22 of May with Nigeria playing away from home before returning home for the second leg on the weekend of June 10-12.

If Nigeria navigates her way past the second round they will face the winners of the first round clash between Sudan and Kenya who must also play Malawi in the second round.

Seven time winners Nigeria will defend the crown they won last year in Senegal in Zambia where the tournament will be staged next year.