Nigeria to face Guinea, Madagascar, and Burundi in Group B of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The draw ceremony occurred in the famous Giza Pyramids, Cairo. The event was welcomed with an extraordinary display that exhibited the culture of the nation. It was an astounding treat that left mouths wide open including the crème de la crème of world football.
Anthony Baffoe was in charge of the draw and was helped by African football greats Ahmed Hassan, Yaya Toure and El Hadji Diouf.
Amid the draw, Gernot Rohr’s men were the most fortunate as they were drawn against debutants-Burundi and Madagascar alongside Guinea who has played in the competition for the 12 time.
Group D guarantees to be a blockbuster clash, with Morocco drawn against the likes of Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Namibia.
Tanzania’s Taifa Stars were zoned in the ‘Group of Death’ where they will face Senegal, Algeria, and Kenya in Group C.
Defending champions Cameroon were given a tricking pool in the draw, having been zoned to Ghana, Benin Republic and Guinea-Bissau in Group F.
Srđan Vasiljević’s Angola side face a troublesome proposition to qualify, alongside with Tunisia, Mali, and Mauritania in Group E.
However, Egypt, who is the hosting country for Afcon and who also featured at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, were included in an intriguing draw alongside DR Congo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
The Super Eagles will start their campaign against Burundi on June 22 in Alexandria before facing Guinea (June 26) and Madagascar (June 30) respectively at the same stadium.