AFCON 2019 draws: Nigeria draw Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B

AFCON 2019 draws: Nigeria draw Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B

- AFCON 2019 draws have been concluded in Egypt ahead of the competition in June

- Nigeria have been drawn in the same group with Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi

Nigeria have been drawn in Group B alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations championship in Egypt this summer.

The Super Eagles who won the 2013 edition in South Africa are returning to the continental competition for the first time since then, having missed the last two editions.

They will be facing tournament debutants Madagascar and Burundi in the group games as they hope to go all the way and win the country's fourth AFCON title this year.

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Gernot Rohr qualified Nigeria for the competition after finishing as Group E leaders with 13 points from six matches above South Africa, Seychelles and Libya.

Meanwhile, 2017 champions, Cameroon will battle Ghana, Benin and Guinea Bissau in Group F when the competition kicks off later in June.

Host country Egypt will kickoff their campaign at the tournament been staged on home soil against Zimbabwe, while DR Congo and Uganda complete the list of teams in Group A.

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Senegal are one of the favourites to win the title and they have been group with the likes of Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania.

While Morocco will battle Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa and Namibia as they hope to qualify from Group D at the end of the preliminaries.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Super Eagles have been seeded in Pot 1 ahead of the official draw of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Statement on CAF official website reveals that the latest FIFA ranking released on April 4, played a huge role in placing the Eagles are in pot one as they are currently ranked third in Africa and 42nd in the world.

Meanwhile, Cameroon are the defending champions of the tournament following their slim victory over Egypt at the final of the last edition in 2017.

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