AFCON 2025: Super Eagles Gets Benin Republic, Rwanda in Group B


The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in Group B alongside Gernot Rohr’s Benin Republic , Libya and Rwanda in the AFCON 2025 Qualifiers.

Their FIFAWorld Cup qualifying reverse fixture is not until the final day of the qualification series (6th – 14th October 2025), but both teams have much earlier battles to fight later this year as they aim to be among the 24 countries that will participate in the 35th Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco, 21st December 2025 – 18th January 2026.

At the draw ceremony conducted inside the SuperSport studio in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday afternoon, the Super Eagles also drew the Amavubi of Rwanda – another team in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying group, and which they next play in the series in March 2025 – as well as the Mediterranean Knights of Libya. All four teams are in Group D.

The six-match qualifying series have been spread over the FIFA windows in September, October and November, with two matches in each seven-day window.