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AFCON 2021: Nigeria to Play Egypt, Holders Algeria Face Ivory Coast

 

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn in a group alongside Africa’s most successful side, Egypt in the group stage for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

They will also face Sudan and Guinea-Bissau who make up the group.

Holders Algeria are drawn alongside Ivory Coast while hosts Cameroon face 2013 finalists Burkina Faso as well as Ethiopia and Cape Verde.

A host of African football legends such as Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba were on hand to present the draw for the tournament, which will take place Jan. 9 to Feb. 6, 2022.

Algeria won the last edition in Egypt in 2019, but will have to overcome Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea as well as Ivory Coast if they are to retain their title.

Runners-up Senegal were drawn alongside Zimbabwe, Guinea and Malawi.

There are 24 sides in the draw in six groups where the top two sides qualify for the round of 16 alongside the four best third-place teams.

Cameroon were stripped of hosting the 2019 tournament and agreed to switch to 2021.

The full draw

GROUP A: Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cape Verde

GROUP B: Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Malawi

GROUP C: Morocco, Ghana, Comoros, Gabon

GROUP D: Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau

GROUP E: Algeria, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast

GROUP F: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Gambia

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