Cairo, Ismailia and Alexandria ready to host TotalEnergies U20 AFCON Egypt 


CAF together with the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and the Local Organising (LOC) are putting final touches to the preparations of the TotalEnergies U20 Africa Cup of Nations – one of the flagship youth events of CAF.

The competition will kick-off on 19 February 2023 with the opening match between hosts Egypt and Southern African side, Mozambique at Cairo International Stadium at 16h00 local time (14h00 GMT).

Three stadiums will host the competition that will run until 11 March 2023. The venues are Cairo International Stadium, Suez Canal Stadium and Alexandria Stadium.

**About the Venues: **

**Cairo International Stadium – Cairo **(75,000 capacity). Built in 1960, the Cairo International Stadium is the home of the Egyptian national team. The venue is used by the two Egyptian giants, Al Ahly and Zamalek.

Suez Canal Authority Stadium – Ismailia. (21,000 capacity). The newly-built stadium was inaugurated in September 2022.

Alexandria Stadium – Alexandria (20,000 capacity). This is one of the venues that hosted the 2019 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.

**The full groups:  **

Group A: Egypt, Mozambique, Senegal, Nigeria

Group B: Uganda, Central Africa Republic, South Sudan, Congo

Group C: The Gambia, Tunisia, Benin, Zambia


CAF | Communication Department