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AFCON 2021: Nigeria Draws Egypt In Group D

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have learned their opponents for the biennial African football showpiece as they chase a fourth crown. In the draw made Tuesday evening in Cameron, Nigeria will face Egypt in Group D of the preliminary round of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria finished top of their group in the…”
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August 17, 2021 9:55 pm

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have learned their opponents for the biennial African football showpiece as they chase a fourth crown.

In the draw made Tuesday evening in Cameron, Nigeria will face Egypt in Group D of the preliminary round of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria finished top of their group in the qualifying round after going undefeated .

The draw ceremony which served up plenty of interesting match-ups took place Tuesday evening at Yaounde Conference Centre, Cameroon.

Comoros, who are making their first appearance at the tournament, will have their hands full when they take on Senegal, Ghana and Gabon in Group C.

Algeria must negotiate their way past Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire in Group E if they hope to make it to the second round of the championship.

On the other hand, Tunisia have been zoned alongside Mali, Mauritania, and Gambia in Group F.

The Super Eagles begin their quest for glory against the Pharaohs at the Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua on January 11.

The 33rd edition of the biennial African football showpiece was due to begin on January 9, 2021, however, it was pushed back to January 2022 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that crippled football-related activities.

Nigeria last won the championship in 2013 when they defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 in South Africa courtesy of Sunday Mba’s first-half strike.

See full group table below.

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