AFCON2021Q: Nigeria drawn against Benin, two others

AFCON2021Q: Nigeria drawn against Benin, two others

Record AFCON third placed team, Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn against 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarter finalists Republic of Benin and two other countries for the qualification series of the 2021 tournament.

In the draws conducted at the Marriott Hotel in Cairo, the Egyptian capital on Thursday evening, Nigeria and Benin were joined in Group L by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone and Lesotho.

A total of forty countries were shared into twelve groups with four other teams set to emerge from the elimination stage over the next three months.

The qualifying series is expected to last for twelve months with the first two group matches to be played between November 11 and 19 this year while the last round of matches will be played in November next year.

Top two teams from each group will advance to the 24-team competition to be hosted by Nigeria’s neighbours Cameroon in the summer of 2021.

FULL DRAWS:

Group A:
Mali
Guinea
Namibia

Group B:
Burkina Faso
Uganda
Malawi

Group C:
Ghana
South Africa
Sudan

Group D:
RD Congo
Gabon
Angola

Group E:
Morocco
Mauritania
Central Africa
Burundi

Group F:
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Mozambique
Rwanda

Group G:
Egypt
Kenya
Togo
Comoros Islands

Group H:
Algeria
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Botswana

Group I:
Senegal
Congo
Guinea-Bissau
Eswatini

Group J:
Tunisia
Libya
Tanzania
Equatorial Guinea

Group K:
Côte d’Ivoire
Niger
Madagascar
Ethiopia

Group L:
Nigeria
Benin
Sierra Leone
Lesotho

Fisayo Dairo reporting from Cairo

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