Nigeria have been drawn in a fairly easy group in next year’s African Nations Championships (CHAN) to be staged in Morocco.
In the draws for the tournament held at the Hotel Sofitel in the Moroccan capital, Rabat on Friday night, the Super Eagles were drawn in Group C alongside 2014 winners Libya, 2016 hosts Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea.
Salisu Yusuf’s men will face Rwanda in their opening game of the competition in their Group C base, Tanger.
Hosts Morocco will play the tournament’s curtain raiser on January 13 against Mauritania in Casablanca and will be joined by Sudan and Guinea in Group A.
Group B sees the Elephants of Coted’voire drawn against Namibia, Zambia and Uganda while Angola, Cameroon, Congo Brazaville and Burkina Faso make up Group D.
The tournament will commence on January 13 and climax on February 4, 2018.
Group Stage Draws at a glance
Group A: (Casablanca)
Group B (Marakech)
Group C (Tangier)
Group D (Agadir)