Nigeria gets opponents as AFCON draw holds today
Written by crest887fm on August 17, 2021
The draws for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, with Cameroon as hosts, will take place in the country’s capital, Yaounde, Today, Tuesday, August 17.
The competition was initially scheduled to take place in January and February this year, but it was postponed due to the covid pandemic that disrupted the football calendar last year.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles are one of the 24 teams that have qualified for the biennial competition after finishing top of their qualifying group that had Benin Republic, Lesotho and Sierra Leone.
The Super Eagles have won the competition three times and will be gunning for their fourth crown next year as they are one of the favourites to go all the way in Cameroon.
Gernot Rohr’s men are also one of the top seeds ahead of the draws and have been placed in pot one alongside hosts Cameroon.
Despite falling seven places in the latest FIFA rankings, the Super Eagles still managed to keep their spot as a top seed, which on paper, should give them an easy draw.
The number one ranked team, Senegal, defending champions Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, are the other top-seeded teams.