ICYMI: Africa Cup of Nations Group Fixtures
Super Eagles of Nigeria have been handed ‘easy opponents’ in group B for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
The draw for the 32nd AFCON finals took place in Cairo, Egypt on Friday.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Guinea, Madagascar, and Burundi in group B to advance to the knock out round in the summer African tournament at the Alexandria stadium.
Defending champions Cameroon will face Ghana, Benin and Guinea-Bissau. Elsewhere, Sadio Mane’s Senegal take on Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania in Group C.
The host nation, Egypt is drawn against DR Congo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe in group A.
The tournament will take place in six venues: Cairo International Stadium; Borg El-Arab Stadium, Alexandria; Suez Stadium; Air Defence Stadium; Ismailia Stadium and; Al Salam Stadium in Egypt between 21st June – 19th July 2019.
The six groups pairings for the 2019 AFCON:
Group A: Egypt, DR Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Group B: Nigeria, Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi
Group C: Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania
Group D: Morocco, Cote D’Ivoire, South Africa, Namibia
Group E: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Angola
Group F: Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Guinea Bissau