AFCON AFCON 2023: Super Eagles To Know Opponents On Tuesday

The Super Eagles will learn their group opponents when the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification series is drawn on Tuesday evening at the SuperSport Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa.

At 6.30 p.m. Nigerian time, the event will begin (which is 7.30pm in South Africa).

A total of 48 teams will be split into 12 groups of four, with only the winner of each group earning a spot in the 34th Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Cote d’Ivoire next summer.

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Hosts Cote d’Ivoire are guaranteed a place, alongside the best three second –placed teams in all the 12 groups.

Nigeria, who finished in third place at the 2019 finals in Egypt and reached the Round of 16 at this year’s championship in Cameroon, is among the 12 teams in Pot 1 – the teams that will head the 12 qualification groups.

Others in Pot 1 are reigning champions Senegal, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Cameroon, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cote d’Ivoire.

Cote d’Ivoire’s participation will be only for formality sake.

Being in the same pot guarantees that none of these teams can be in the same group during the qualification campaign that will last between June 2022 and March 2023.

The first two matchdays are in June, with two other matchdays in September and the final two matchdays to take place in March 2023.

In Pot 2 are South Africa, Cape Verde, Guinea, Gabon, Benin Republic, Uganda, Zambia, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Kenya and Sierra Leone.

Pot 3 comprises of Namibia, Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Niger Republic, Libya, Mozambique, Malawi, Togo, Zimbabwe, The Gambia, Angola and Comoros.

Tanzania, Central African Republic, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Liberia, South Sudan and Sao Tome & Principe make up Pot 4.


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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