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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles to face Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi

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Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn to face Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The draw ceremony took place behind the famous Giza Pyramids, Cairo. The event was greeted with great fanfare that showcased the culture of the country.

It was a spectacular treat that left mouths wide open including the crème de la crème of world football.

Anthony Baffoe was in charge of the draw and was assisted by African football greats Ahmed Hassan, Yaya Toure and El Hadji Diouf.

Guinea, who picked silver ahead of Nigeria at the 1976 AFCON in Ethiopia, are making their 12th appearance with Nigeria going for their 18th appearance.

Group A has hosts Egypt, DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe, while Senegal, Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania are in Group C.

In Group D, Namibia face an uphill task against former champions Morocco, Ivory Coast and South Africa in what is seen as the group of death.

Group E will have Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania and Angola battling, while current champions and five-time winners Cameroon, four-time winners Ghana, Benin and Guinea-Bissau are in Group F.

 

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