Nigeria Risk Being Grouped With Egypt And Cameroon In World Cup Qualifiers
Nigeria risk drawing Egypt, the team who eliminated them from AFCON 2017, and dreaded rivals Cameroon in a tough 2018 World Cup qualifying group after they were drawn in Pot 3.
The draw for the World Cup qualifiers will be staged in Cairo, Egypt, on June 24.
As expected Egypt are in Pot 1 alongside Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal.
Pot 2 has Tunisia, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Guinea and Cameroon.
Nigeria are in Pot 3 with Congo Brazzaville, Morocco, Mali and South Africa, meaning these teams will avoid themselves in the qualifiers to be played in a mini-league format from October to November 2017.
The 20 teams for the draw will be divided into five groups of four teams with the winners of each group qualifying for Russia 2018.
Nigeria will be playing to qualify for a sixth World Cup after they featured at the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 editions.