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Cairo International Stadium set to host U20 AFCON opener

The TotalEnergies U20 Africa Cup of Nations opening game will take place at the Cairo International Stadium at 16h00 local time (14h00 GMT). 

Hosts Egypt and Southern African side Mozambique will kick start the competition at Cairo International Stadium at 16h00 local time (14h00 GMT) on 19 February 2023.

CAF has said the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and the Local Organising (LOC) are putting the final touches to the preparations for the TotalEnergies U20 Africa Cup of Nations – one of the flagship youth events of CAF. 

Cairo Internation, Alexandria and Suez Canal are the three stadiums that will host the competition that will run until 11 March 2023. 

About the Venues: 

Cairo International Stadium – the 75,000 capacity was Built-in 1960 – the home of the Egyptian national team. The venue is used by the two Egyptian giants, Al Ahly and Zamalek.  

Suez Canal Authority Stadium – Ismailia. (21,000 capacity). The newly-built stadium was inaugurated in September 2022.  

Alexandria Stadium – Alexandria 20,000 capacity – This is one of the venues that hosted the 2019 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.  

The full groups:  

Group A: Egypt, Mozambique, Senegal, Nigeria 

Group B: Uganda, Central Africa Republic, South Sudan, Congo 

Group C: The Gambia, Tunisia, Benin, Zambia 

FULL FIXTURE HERE

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