Host Egypt and cup holders, Nigeria have been seeded ahead of today’s draw for the U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Alexandria in Egypt.
Consequently Egypt is in Group A while Nigeria will head Group B.
The two will not meet until the knockout stage.
This is the third edition of the competition.
Apart from the trio of Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa, the other five in tonight’s draw are Zambia, Ghana, Cote d’ivoire, Cameroon and Mali.
Cairo will host all games with matches at the Cairo International Stadium and Al Salam Stadium.
The top three finishers at the final tournament will qualify to represent Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The draw is taking place in at the Haramlek Palace, inside the historical Montaza Complex, Alexandria.