By Ahmed Magori

MirrorSportAfrica, Dar es Salaam

Morocco and Cameroon are the first teams to arrive in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ahead of the U-17 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) which kicks of April 14th.

The tournament to feature eight teams will run April 14-28th at two venues, Chamazi Complex and the National Stadium.

According to the organisers the Morocco and Cameroon teams that arrived on Monday will undergo the mandatory magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests on Wednesday.

The Uganda Cub are expected to leave their camp in Nairobi on Wednesday and fly straight to Dar es Salaam, while the Senegal and Angola teams are also expected to jet-in on Thursday.

The local organizing Committee (LOC) is yet to get details on arrival dates for the Nigeria and Guinea teams.

Senegal and Morocco who won all their games during the UEFA organized Invitational tournament in Turkey last month are the favourites to lift the U-17 Afcon, although the Tanzania Serengeti Boys and Nigeria should not be underrated.

The tournament will kick-off on Sunday with Tanzania facing Nigeria, while Uganda battle Angola in a later game.

The best two teams from each group will automatically qualify to represent Africa at the U-17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Group A: Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Angola,

Group B: Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal, Guinea

 

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