2021 AFCON: Nigeria Drawn With Egypt In Group D

The Super Eagles face a daunting prospect in the group stage of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations after they were drawn against record nine-time champions Egypt in draws held in Cameroon on Tuesday. 

Three-time African champions Nigeria were pitted against the Pharaohs of Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau in Group D of the delayed showpiece.

The tournament which was originally scheduled for this year in Cameroon  was moved to 2022 because of Covid-19 but will still be known as the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Hosts Cameroon will play Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Cape Verde in Group A while defending champions Algeria come up against heavyweights Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea in Group E.


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, Cote d’ivoire

Group F
Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Gambia