The Saudi Football Association said today, Monday, that four African teams will train in Jeddah ahead of the Nations Cup, which takes place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6.
“Jeddah is slated to host the camps of the teams of Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Malawi, and the Comoros Islands in preparation for the African Nations Cup,” the Saudi Federation said on its website.
“The four teams’ decision to set up the final camp before the African Championship in the Kingdom is part of the memorandum of understanding inked by the Saudi Federation with the football federations in the four countries,” it continued.
“We welcome the four teams in our nation, wishing them a nice stay and reaching the best levels of technical benefit before the event,” the Saudi Federation ended in its statement.
It’s worth noting that the African Nations Cup draw was place in August, resulting in the following balanced first-round groups:
Group A: Cameroon – Burkina Faso – Ethiopia – Cape Verde.
Group B: Senegal – Zimbabwe – Guinea – Malawi.
Group C: Morocco – Ghana – Comoros – Gabon.
Group D: Nigeria – Egypt – Sudan – Guinea-Bissau.
Group E: Algeria – Sierra Leone – Equatorial Guinea – Cote d’Ivoire.
Group F: Tunisia – Mali – Mauritania – Gambia.