Friday, 12 April 2019

AFCON 2019 Draw: Nigeria handed ‘easy’ group in Africa Cup of Nations

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been handed ‘easy opponents’ in group B for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The Super Eagles will face Guinea, Madagascar, and Burundi in group B to advance to the knock out round in the summer African tournament at the Alexandria stadium.




The host nation, Egypt is drawn against DR Congo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe in group A.

Group D has been regarded as the 'group of death' with Cote D’Ivoire, Morocco, South Africa and Namibia set to clash.

The draw ceremony was held behind the famous Giza Pyramids on Friday night.

The 32nd Africa Cup of Nations will hold June 21 to July 19, 2019.

The six groups pairings for the 2019 AFCON:

Group A: Egypt, DR Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Group B: Nigeria, Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi

Group C: Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania

Group D: Morocco, Cote D’Ivoire, South Africa, Namibia

Group E: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Angola

Group F: Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Guinea Bissau

Six stadiums for the groups:

Group A : Cairo Stadium

Group B : Alexandria Stadium

Group C : Air Defense Stadium (Cairo)

Group D : Al Salam Stadium (Cairo)

Group E : Suez Stadium

Group F : Ismailia Stadium






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