2019 AFCON: Super Eagles Set To Find Out Opponents

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on April 12, 2019 know their group stage opponents at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled for Egpyt in June, ACLSports reports.

The three-time African champions, who failed to qualify for the last two AFCON editions, overcame an opening day home loss to South Africa before ensuring qualification with a 1-1 draw against the Bafana Bafana in November.

With a round of qualifying matches left, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have now fixed Friday, April the 12th as date for the draws of the competition and will hold in Cairo, the Egyptian capital.

So far, only fourteen countries have qualified for the historic edition of the tournament; hosts and record winners Egypt, four times winners Ghana, three times winners Nigeria as well as debutants Madagascar and Mauritania are among teams that have qualified. The final ten qualifiers will be determined on the weekend of March 23.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has confirmed that eight stadiums in five different cities will be used during the 24-nation tournament billed to kick-off on June 15, 2019.