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AFCON 2023 Draw: Nigeria To Play Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau

The draw for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series was conducted on Tuesday evening.

Nigeria have been put in Group A alongside Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe.

The Super Eagles failed to get past the Round of 16 in the last edition of the tournament played in January/February this year.

Current holders Senegal are in Group L with Benin Republic, Mozambique and Rwanda.

There are 12 groups with the top two teams of each group automatically qualifying for the tournament.

The qualifiers for the 2023 AFCON will kick-off across the continent in June 2022.

See full draws below:

Group A

Nigeria
Sierra Leone
Guinea Bissau
Sao Tome & Principe/Mauritius

Group B

Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Togo
Eswatini

Group C

Cameroon
Kenya
Namibia
Burundi

Group D

Egypt
Guinea
Malawi
Ethiopia

Group E

Ghana
Madagascar
Angola
Central African Republic

Group F

Algeria
Uganda
Niger Republic
Tanzania

Group G

Mali
Congo Brazzaville
Gambia
South Sudan

Group H

Cote d’Ivoire (Hosts)
Zambia
Comoros Island
Lesotho

Group I

DR Congo
Gabon
Mauritania
Sudan

Group J

Tunisia
Equatorial Guinea
Libya
Botswana

Group K

Morocco
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Liberia

Group L

Senegal
Benin Republic
Mozambique
Rwanda

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