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Nigeria’s Super Eagles were on Tuesday drawn in a weak Group A alongside two West Africans – Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau as well as either Sao Tome and Principe or Mauritius in the qualifying round of the TotalEnergie Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) billed for Cote d’Ivoire next year.
Former Ivoiren football star Salomon Kalou who helped in the draw held on Tuesday evening in the Studios of South African digital television giants Super Sports, picked out Nigeria first from Pot 1 containing 12 top teams in Africa according to the recent FIFA World Rankings.
Nigeria, it is expected, will easily qualify from Group A without much sweat.
Samson Adamu, Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Director of Competitions, conducted the draw which also saw Lukas Radabe, former South African captain, helping Kalou in drawing the lot.