Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will seek to avenge losses against Cote díIvoire at the 2015 AYC in Senegal after both teams were drawn in the same first round group.
The Flying Eagles class of 2015 are built around the countryís U17 team who won the FIFA U17 World Cup last year in the United Arab Emirates.
Last year, they suffered defeats at the hands of African U17 champions Cote díIvoire at the U17 championship in Morocco.
The Nigeria U20s other immediate foes are hosts Senegal and Congo.
The African Youth Championship will be played in Senegal between March 8 and 22.
The Flying Eagles have won a record six AYC titles with their last triumph being in 2011. They finished third last year in Algeria.
Group B has Ghana, Mali, Zambia and South Africa.
The semi-finalists will qualify to represent Africa at the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.