Nigeria and South Africa are in the same group after a draw was conducted for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying tournament in Alexandria.
Teams are restricted to under-23 footballers and the finalists and the winners of the third-place play-off will represent Africa in Japan, where teams can use three ‘over-age’ players.
The tournament doubles as the Africa U23 Cup of Nations and the previous two editions were won by Gabon (2011) in Morocco and Nigeria (2015) in Senegal.
Egypt (hosts), Mali, Cameroon, Ghana
Nigeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Zambia.