NIGERIA’S Super Eagles have been grouped alongside Guinea in Group B in the forthcoming African Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt this summer in a quartet that also includes Madagascar and Burundi.
This evening, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) held the draw for the Nations Cup with Nigeria drawn in Pot A alongside Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. Nigeria is among the favourites to win the African Nations Cup taking place 21 June and July 19 alongside the likes of Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco.
Originally, Cameroon was scheduled to host the expanded tournament which now has 24 teams but the decision to give it to Egypt was taken in November last year after the Cameroonian facilities were shown to be inadequate. On January 8 this year, Egypt were chosen by the Caf’s executive committee as the host nation with the original dates also altered slightly due to Ramadan.
After today’s draw in Cairo, the hosts Egypt were drawn in Group A alongside DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe, while Group C is made up of Senegal, Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania. Group D is made up of Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Namibia, while Group E is made up of Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania and Angolan while Cameroon, Ghana, Benin Republic and Guinea-Bissau are in Group F.
If Nigeria make it through Group B, they will face one of the two qualifiers from Group A which is likely to be either Egypt or DR Congo. Nigeria will be hoping to make it to the final in Cairo on July 19.