​​AFCON 2017 Qualifiers: ​Nigeria to face Egypt, Chad

The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles, may have been handed a tough route to return to the Africa Cup Nations having been pitched alongside six-ti​m​e African champions in the qualifying series.

In the elaborate draws conducted Wednesday in Cairo, the Super Eagles who were one of the top seeded teams​,​ were placed in Group G where they ​were joined by Egypt, Tanzania and Chad.

While Egypt on paper looks like the only threat to Nigeria in the qualifying group, some fans say the recent form of the Nigeria​n​ national team leaves much to be desired having suffered shocking defeats ​at​ the hands of lowly-rated teams like Congo, Sudan and most recently Uganda.

The group winners and two best second placed teams join hosts Gabon for the tournament proper

Full group schedule

Group A: Tunisia, Togo, Liberia, Djibouti

Group B: DR Congo, Angola, CAR, Madagascar

Group C: Mali, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, South Sudan

Group D: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Botswana, Comoros

Group E: Zambia, Congo, Kenya, Guinea Bissau

Group F: Cape Verde, Morocco, Libya, Sao Tome

Group G: Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Chad

Group H: Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Mauritius

Group I: Ivory Coast, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Gabon

Group J: Algeria, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Seychelles

Group K: Senegal, Niger, Nambia, Burundi

Group L: Guinea, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland

Group M: Cameroon, South Africa, Gambia, Mauritania


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