AFCON Round Of 16: Super Eagles May Face Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia


Former African champions, the Super Eagles risks the danger of facing off with some strong opponents next round at the end of group games at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Nigeria, who currently occupies the top spot in Group D will be drawn against one of the best losers in Group B, E or F.

Checks on the Group log showed that Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia are currently lagging in their various groups in the competition.

Having grabbed the second round ticket after Saturday’s 3-1 victory against Sudan, the Austin Eguavoen lads will keep fingers crossed for Group B decider between Senegal and Malawi or await the outcome of Thursday’s Group E which is involving the defending champions, Algeria and Group leaders, Ivory Coast.

Nigeria may also be drawn against Tunisia or Mali, whose Group F fate hangs on last game. The encounter will see Gambia battle Tunisia while Mali tackle Mauritania to seal their place in the knockout stage of the competition.

Nigeria joined hosts, Cameroon and Morocco, as countries that have so far booked their place in the Round of 16.

Nigeria will on Wednesday, January 19, take on Guinea-Bissau in their last group game in Garoua. The Djurtus, who has an outside chance qualifying for next round, are aiming to stage an upset against Nigeria when the tie finally kicks off at Roumde Adjia Stadium on Wednesday.