2021 AFCON: Nigeria Face Egypt, Two Others

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African soccer governing body (CAF) on Tuesday evening in Yaounde, Cameroon conducted draws for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with 24 teams being drawn in six groups of four teams.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles were part of the qualified teams that participated in the draw.

The three-time Africa champions were drawn in Group D alongside seven-time champions Pharaoh of Egypt with Sudan and newcomers, Guinea Bissau completing the teams in the group.

Egypt hosted the last edition in 2019 and crashed out in the second round after they lost 0-1 to Bafana Bafana of South Africa while Nigeria finished in the third position.

After few years of absence, Sudan is staging a return to the competition after they eliminated South Africa in the last group game of the qualifier.

Guinea Bissau in their own part is one of the 3 teams making their debut in the competition with other 2 being Gambia and Comoros

Group A

Cameroon

Burkina Faso

Ethiopia

Cape Verde

Group B

Senegal
Zimbabwe
Malawi
Guinea

Group C

Morocco
Ghana
Comoros

Gabon

Group D

Nigeria

Egypt

Sudan

Guinea Bissau

Groupe E :

Algéria

Sierra-Leone

Guinéa-Équatoria

CIV

Groupe F :

Tunisia

Mali

Mauritania

Gambia