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Eagles get easy draw in AFCON 2021 qualifiers

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn to face Benin, Sierra Leone and Lesotho in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, according to Sports Extra can report.

The 33rd edition of the tournament will take place in Cameroon. In a draw ceremony which was held in Cairo on Thursday and anchored by CAF Deputy General Secretary in charge of Football and Development,

AnthonyBaffoe also had Africa football legends, Khalilou Fadiga, Mahmoud El-Khatib, Samuel Eto’o and Nwankwo Kanu picked teams from the pots into 12 groups.

Mali, Guinea, Namibia and the winners between Liberia and Chad in the 2021 AFCON preliminary qualifiers have been pooled in Group A while in Group B, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi and the winners of South Sudan and Seychelles preliminary qualifiers will battle for the two automatic spots.

Group C houses Ghana, South Africa, Sudan and the winners of Mauritius and Sao Tome in the preliminary qualifiers.

DR Congo, Gabon, Angola and the victors from the clash involving Gambia and Djibouti in the AFCON preliminary qualifiers will battle for the two qualification spots in Group D.

Morocco, Mauritania, Central Africa and 2019 AFCON debutants Burundi are in Group E while Group F sees hosts Cameroon take on Cape Verde, Mozambique and Rwanda.

In Group G, 2019 hosts Egypt will square up against Kenya, Togo and Comoros Islands just as Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana are in Group H.

AFCON 2019 finalists Senegal were handed a tricky tie against Congo, Guinea-Bissau and Eswatini in Group I.

Group J houses Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea while Group K has Ivory Coast, Niger, Madagascar and Ethiopia.

Meanwhile, the 2019 CAF Awards will be staged in Hurghada, on the Red Sea’s riverside.

Hurghada is a beach resort town stretching some 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast. Last year’s event was held in Dakar, Senegal.

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