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CAF releases Super Eagles opponents in AFCON 2025 qualifiers



CAF releases Super Eagles opponents in AFCON 2025 qualifiers
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have received a challenging draw for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

The draw took place on Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A total of 48 countries will compete in the qualifiers, with the top two teams from each of the 12 groups advancing to the tournament in Morocco.

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Nigeria, three-time AFCON champions, are placed in Group D alongside Benin Republic, Libya, and Rwanda.

Benin Republic, coached by former Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr, recently defeated the Super Eagles 2-1 in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Rwanda, also in the same World Cup qualifying group as Nigeria, will host the Super Eagles at the newly refurbished Amahoro Stadium in March 2025.

The qualifiers will begin in September 2024 and conclude in November 2025.

The AFCON 2025 finals are scheduled to take place from December 21, 2025, to January 18, 2026.

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