Egypt U-23 team tackles Algeria in 2016 Rio De Janeiro qualifiers

CAIRO: The Egyptian Under-23 national team are scheduled to tackle Algeria Sunday in the African Cup of Nations qualifier for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic games.

The Under-23 African Cup of Nations will take place in Senegal between Nov. 28 and Dec. 12, with the top three teams set to secure their seats for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Besides Algeria, Egypt’s Group B includes Nigeria and Mali while group A includes hosts Senegal, South Africa, Zambia, and Tunisia.

“I have a target and it is to qualify for the Olympics, no matter what the names of the opponents in the group are,” Egypt U-23 coach Hossam el Badry told Al Ahram Thursday.

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