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Nigeria Draw Host, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea in Group A Of 2024 AFCON

The super eagles of Nigeria have been drawn against host Nation, Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau and Equatorial Guinea in Group A of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Group stage draws took place at a ceremony held in Abidjan, the capital city of the West Africa Host, Ivory Coast dated Thursday, 12th of October and the tournament is expected to run from January 13th to February 11th, 2024.

According to reports, the tournament was initially planned to kick start in June 2023 but had to be shifted to January 2024 as a result of weather issues in the Ivory Coast. It was predicted that the heavy rainfall may disrupt the competition.

Unlike the previous editions of the prestigious African tournament which accommodated 16 countries, this edition is expected to consist of 20 Nations. The top two countries from each of the six groups alongside four best losers are expected to go through to the next round of the competition.

Source : beINsports

Group B consists of the most successful Nation in African football, Egypt, alongside four-time winners, Ghana, with Cape Verde and Mozambique completing the tie in the second group.

The defending Champions, Senegal were drawn into group C, with Cameroon, Guinea and The Gambia to seal what many would consider to be an interesting group.

Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Angola were placed in Group D. Tunisia, Mali, South Africa and Namibia were placed in Group E.

World Cup Semifinalists, Morocco landed in the last group with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and 2012 AFCON winners, Zambia.

Top football personalities who took part in the processes involved in the draws were; Ivorian and Chelsea Legend, Didier Drogba, Moroccan full-back, Achraf Hakimi and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane.

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