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Nigeria’s Super Eagles to know 2019 AFCON foes on Friday

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will discover their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations group-stage teams on Friday at the CAF headquarter in Cairo.

The Three-time Africa champions qualified as group leader on 13 points ahead of South Africa, Seychelles and Libya in Group E of the qualifying series.

Nigeria failed to qualify in the last two editions of the bi-annual tournaments in Equatorial Guinea (2015) and Gabon (2017) respectively.

The team has been placed in Pot 1 alongside Egypt (hosts) – Cameroon –Senegal – Tunisia – Morocco.

It is possible for Nigeria to face any of the teams in Pot 2 that include DR Congo – Ghana – Mali – Ivory Coast – Guinea – Algeria.

There is also a possibility of a reunion between the Super Eagles and Taifa Stars of Tanzania that is been coached by Emmanuel Amuneke.

The pots that have been reported in the media are as follows:

Pot 1: Egypt (hosts) – Cameroon – Nigeria – Senegal – Tunisia – Morocco

Pot 2: DR Congo – Ghana – Mali – Ivory Coast – Guinea – Algeria

Pot 3: South Africa – Uganda – Benin – Mauritania – Madagascar – Kenya

Pot 4: Zimbabwe – Namibia – Guinea Bissau – Angola – Tanzania – Burundi

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