Egypt’s Sharmoofers band and singer Nesma Mahgoub will perform in the opening ceremony of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will be held in Egypt on 8-22 November, according to Presentation Sports, the organiser of the ceremony.
The U-23 AFCON includes eight teams divided into two groups, where Egypt is placed in Group A. Egypt will play Mali on 8 November in the opening game, then Ghana on 11 November, and Cameroon on 14 November. Cairo Stadium will host the first group matches.
For Group B, it includes Nigeria, Zambia, Ivory Coast, and South Africa. The El Salam Stadium will host the second group matches.
The top three teams of U-23 AFCON will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
This year’s tournament is the third edition. The previous editions were hosted by Morocco and Senegal.