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Cubs in pot 2 ahead of U17 AFCON finals draw

The Cubs qualified for the finals after winning the Regional Qualifiers (file photo)

DAR ES SALAM – The Uganda Cubs have been drawn in Pot 2 (Level 3) of the Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations finals draw to be announced today (Thursday).

The draw will be conducted at Mlimani City Conference Centre à Dar Es Salam at 7pm.

The eight qualified teams that are waiting to know their fate are Angola, Cameroon, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania (host) and Uganda.

The final tournament will be held from 14-28 April 2019 in Dar es Salaam with the semi-finalists qualifying to represent the continent at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2019.

Uganda Cubs defeated Ethiopia 3-1 to win the East Africa Regional Qualifiers earlier this year and subsequently qualify for the finals’ tournament.

The Seedings ahead of the draws:

Level 1: Tanzania, the host association and Guinea the 3rd of the last edition are seeded teams of level I (Mali the champion and Ghana the runner up of the last edition did not qualify). Tanzania will be A1 and Guinea will be B1.

Based on the results of the last edition (final tournament and qualifiers) the standing will be as follows:

Level 2 (pot 1): Cameroon and Angola (qualified teams to the Final tournament of last Edition).

Level 3 (pot 2): Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda

The first team to be drawn from the 1st pot will be in group A and a ball will be drawn from pot 3 containing the position of group A to determine its position (A2-A3-A4); then the second team to be drawn will be automatically be in group B, then a ball will be drawn from pot 4 to determine its position (B2-B3-B4).

For the 4 remaining teams in pot 2, the ballto be drawn first will be in group A and a draw will be done to determine itsposition (A2-A3-A4) from the third pot and the ball drawn 2nd will be in group B and a draw will be done to determine its position (B2-B3-B4) from pot 4. The same procedure will be repeated until all the teams are drawn.

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