In a few minutes, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will know the African teams they will play at the group stage of the 2019 African Nations Cup(AFCON)
The Confederation of African Football, CAF, is all set to conduct the draw for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON this evening
Today’s Echo gathers that the Eagles have been placed in Pot 1, alongside Cameroon, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia and Morocco
CAF said its Executive Committee at a meeting on Thursday, 11 April 2019, in Cairo, Egypt approved the draw procedure for the tournament slated for Egypt later this year.
The procedure was proposed by the Organising Committee at its meeting 24-hours earlier. The draw takes place in Egypt on Friday evening.
The pots and seedings of the 24 qualified teams were decided based on the latest FIFA World rankings (released 4 April 2019), which is globally accepted and portrays a true reflection of the state of the qualified teams.
EGYPT, CAMEROON, SENEGAL, TUNISIA, NIGERIA, MOROCCO
DR CONGO, GHANA, MALI, COTE D’IVOIRE, GUINEA, ALGERIA
SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA, BENIN, MAURITANIA, MADAGASCAR, KENYA
ZIMBABWE, NAMIBIA, GUINEA BISSAU, ANGOLA, TANZANIA, BURUNDI
Egypt is pooled in Pot 1 because of their status as hosts of the competition whiles Cameroon is also in the same pot by virtue of being the defending champions.
Only Egypt’s slot is known because they are the first team in what will become Group A.