Meanwhile, Senegal and Sudan will play in Group B’s opening game at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola at 15:00 hours followed by South Africa and Cameroon at 18:00 hours at the same venue. The second round of matches will also be played as double headers with Group A matches taking place at the National Heroes Stadium on March 1, 2017 while Group B matches will take place at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on March 2, 2017.
Final Group A matches will be played simultaneously at both venues on March 4, 2017 with Zambia taking on Egypt in Lusaka while Mali and Guinea will face off in Ndola.
Group B concludes on March 5, 2017 with Senegal taking on Cameroon in Lusaka a match which will be played simultaneously with the match between Sudan and South Africa in Ndola. Winners and runners-up from both groups will progress to the semi-finals scheduled for March 8 and 9, 2017 in Lusaka and Ndola respectively. The third place play off and the final will be played on March 12, 2017 in Lusaka.