African Nations Cup: Eagles to Play Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi in Group B

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Three-time champions will play Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in a tricky Group B of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The colourful draw ceremony, which took place behind the historical Giza Pyramids, had ex-Ghana captain now CAF Assistant Secretary-General Anthony Baffoe in charge of the event, with other African football greats Ahmed Hassan, Yaya Toure and El Hadji Diouf assisting him.

The tournament will take place from June 21 to July 19, 2019

Nigeria were among the six seeded teams in Pot A following the release of the draw procedures by the Confederation of African Football on Thursday.

The other five seeded teams are Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal.

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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