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Soccer News of Thursday, 21 September 2023


AFCON 2023: Super Eagles in Pot 2, face tough draw

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been placed in Pot 2 for the draw of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The seedings for the draw was released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday afternoon.

Jose Peseiro’s men could face hosts Cote d’Ivoire, holders Teranga Lions of Senegal, Atlas Lions of Morocco, Carthage Eagles of Tunisia and Pharaohs of Egypt in the group stage.

The Super Eagles are in Pot 2 along with Ghana, Cameroon, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso

In Pot 3 are South Africa, Cape Verde, Guinea, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea and Mauritania.

Pot 4 has Guinea Bissau, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, Gambia and Tanzania.

The draw ceremony will hold in Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday, October 12.

Cote d’Ivoire will host the biennial competition from January 13 to February 11.