Super Eagles to play Pharoahs of Egypt at the Nations cup
Nigeria Super Eagles will play the Pharoahs of Egypt in the group stages of the 2021 Africa cup of Nations.
Gernot Rohr’s side has also been assigned matches against Sudan and Guinea Bissau after a successful qualification campaign in which they went undefeated and finished first in their group.
The draw ceremony, which included a number of intriguing match-ups, took place at the Yaounde Conference Centre in Cameroon on Tuesday evening.
When they face Senegal, Ghana, and Gabon in Group C, the Comoros, who are making their debut appearance in the competition, will have their hands full.
If Algeria is to advance to the second round of the championship, they must get by Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, and Cote d’Ivoire in Group E.
Tunisia has been assigned to Group F, which includes Mali, Mauritania, and Gambia.
On January 11, the Super Eagles face the Pharaohs at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua in their quest for greatness.
The 33rd edition of the biennial African football showcase was originally scheduled to commence on January 9, 2021, but was postponed due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which hampered football-related activity.
Before the advent of Covid-19, the competition was moved from June-July 2021 dates to January 2022 due to the unfavourable climate in the West African country during the summer months.
Nigeria last won the tournament in 2013, when they beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in South Africa thanks to a first-half goal by Sunday Mba.
After defeating Tunisia in the third-place play-off at Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, the three-time African champions finished third at Egypt 2019.
Take a look at the entire list of groups down below.
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, Ivory Coast.
Group F: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Gambia