The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in Group B with Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Super Eagles will open its campaign on 22nd June against Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium, Egypt. They will next face Guinea on 26th June, before rounding off the group matches against Madagascar on 30th June.
The draw ceremony for the Nations Cup, which took place behind the famous Giza Pyramids in Cairo Egypt, the Pharaohs of Egypt draw DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in Group A, and the Teranga Lions of Senegal take Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania in Group C.
Group D is widely adjudged as the group of death as Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and Namibia make up the numbers for the group. Group E holds Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania and Angola and defending champions Cameroon drew Ghana, Benin Republic and Guinea Bissau in Group F.
This is the first time the Africa Cup of Nations will have twenty-four nations, as against the sixteen it used to have, and this is also the first time the competition will take place in the month of June.
Egypt will play against Zimbabwe to open the competition on 21st June 2019.
This is the first time the AFCON will have 24 teams.
GROUP A: Egypt, DR Congo, Uganda Zimbabwe
Group B: Nigeria Guinea Madagascar, Burundi
Group C: Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania
Group D: Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Mali
Group E: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Angola
Group F: Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Guinea Bissau