2001 African Silver medalists Nigeria were pitted against the defending champions, Tunisia, Ethiopia and South Sudan. Nigeria will begin her campaign against Tunisia by 8pm on Tuesday.
Nigeria men’s team face a daunting prospect in the group stage of the 2021 Africa Senior Nation’s Championship after they were drawn against record ten-time champions Tunisia in draws held at Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda on Monday.
Hosts Rwanda will play Burkina Faso, Burundi and Uganda in Group A while eight-times champions Egypt come up against heavyweights Morocco, Tanzania and Kenya in Group D.
Speaking to www.aclsports.com after the draws, Captain of Nigeria men’s team, Daniel Nathaniel believes the team will give Nigeria a good representation in Kigali.
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He said, “We are not in Rwanda to make the numbers. The players are at the championship to give a good representation because all of us know what is at stake”.
Meanwhile, Coach of the team, Usman Abdullah told www.aclsports.com that he is parading a strong team that can pull up a surprise at the tournament.
Group A: Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Burundi and Uganda
Group B: Nigeria, Tunisia, Ethopia and South Sudan
Group C: Cameroon, RD Congo, Mali and Niger Republic
Group D: Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania and Kenya