The tournament will run from 28 November – 12 December in two cities, Dakar and M’Bour (80 kilometres from the capital, Dakar), the two venues that hosted the Africa U-20 Championship few months ago.
Senghor in a brief remark after the inauguration by Minister of Sports, Matar Ba called on other members of the committee, made up of persons that assisted in the running of the U-20 tournament to come together and work towards a successful tournament.
The qualified teams are Senegal (host), Algeria, Egypt, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia.
The top three teams at the tournament will represent Africa at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the fourth placed team facing an Asian side in a playoff.
Meanwhile, the draw for the tournament has been fixed for Monday, 14 September 2015 at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.