On Monday, 25 January 2021, the African Football Confederation (CAF) held a random draw for the NAC under 20 in Cairo, from 14 February to 4 March 2021, in Mauritania. This is the first major competition in the country.
The draw for the 22nd edition of the Can U20 was held on Monday in Cairo. The host country, Mauritania, will face Cameroon in the opening match in a Pool A on 14 February, complemented by Uganda and Mozambique.Group B is composed of Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Namibia and the Central African Republic.Ghana, Tanzania, Gambia and Morocco will face each other in Group C.
The special feature of this edition is that, for the first time, twelve teams (against eight previously) will participate in the tournament.Another major event, the title holder (Mali), the finalist of 2015-2017-2019 (Senegal) and the most titled selection (Nigeria 7 times) will be absent from this new edition.
The semi-finalists in this competition were to represent Africa at the Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, FIFA decided to cancel the event.
CAN U20 Groups:
Group A: Mauritania, Cameroon, Uganda, Mozambique
Group B: Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Namibia, Central African Republic
Group C: Ghana, Tanzania, Gambia, Morocco