The U17 AFCON in Algeria, which will feature the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, has got a new date, a top official has specially informed SCORENigeria
The tournament, which will also serve as qualifiers for the 2023 U17 World Cup in Peru in October, was originally billed to kick off in March 2023.
However, an official has now disclosed that the competition has been brought forward to October 2022.
The change in dates may not be unconnected with plans for the senior AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire to be played in January 2023 and not the original schedule of June 2023.
The four semifinalists at this U17 tournament will qualify for the World Cup.
The Golden Eaglets and Burkina Faso have qualified for the U17 AFCON from WAFU B.