2022 FIFA WCQ: Super Eagles To Know Play-offs Opponents Next Year

The Super Eagles will find out their opponents in the last qualification round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar next year after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced a new date for the play-off draws.

The draw to pair the last ten teams involved in the final round of qualification for the 2022 World Cup was initially scheduled for 18 December 2021.

But CAF now says the draws will hold on 26 January 2022 following a decision at the ongoing Extraordinary General Assembly in Cairo, Egypt.

According to CAF, the January 2022 FIFA rankings will be used to seed the teams for the draw.

Africa’s top five ranked teams at the time of the draw will be seeded and paired against the other five unseeded countries. Aggregate winners of the home-and-away ties pick the five tickets on offer for Qatar 2022.

Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, DR Congo, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Mali booked their places in the play-offs after the group stages of the qualifications.

Nigeria is currently ranked number five in Africa with Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco rounding off the top five.