Afcon qualifying draw: Nigeria pairs South Africa, Libya and Seychelles

The Super Eagles have been handed a relatively hard-hitting group enroute the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon

Nigeria will face rivals South Africa, Libya and Seychelles in the qualifying race for the 32nd Total Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2019.

The draw was approved by the Caf Executive Committee at its meeting on Thursday, 12 January 2017 in Libvreville, Gabon.  

Gernot Rohr’s men were thrown in a semi-tough group that has former winners, Bafana Bafana - in Group E.

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According to the Confederation of African Football, the winners of each group qualify for the championship plus the best three runners-up in all groups.

The Super Eagles will be hoping to stage a return to the tournament after back-to-back blackouts in  Equatorial Guinea  2015 and Gabon 2017.

South Africa denied Nigeria a place in the 2015 edition following their 2-2 draw in the last game of the qualifying series at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

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