The U-23 Lions of Cameroon will play in Pool A of the third edition of the Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON Egypt 2019. This follows the draws made Wednesday October 2, 2019.

The U-23 Lions will play alongside host Egypt, Mali and Ghana.

In Pool B reigning Champions Nigeria will play with Ivory Coast, South Africa and Zambia.

Coach of the U-23 Lions Rigobert Song has made public a list of 26 players and nine others in waiting to begin preparations in Hungary from October 7 to 15.

Cameroon is taking part in the competition for the first time since its inception.

The official kickoff of the quadrennial football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football CAF is expected for November 8, 2019 in Cairo.