Nigeria to play Benin, Sierra Leone in 2021 AFCON qualifiers


The Confederation of Africa Football has announced the group stage draw for AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

CAF held the draw in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday.

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (also referred to as AFCON 2021 or CAN 2021) is scheduled to be the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football.

Tagged #TotalAFCON2021, the tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon, while the competition is likely to be held in summer 2021.

Tweeting via its official Twitter handle @CAF_Online, the football governing body announced that its President, Ahmad Ahmad, led the press conference ahead of the draw.

“The tournament will take place in Cameroon,” CAF confirmed.

“The Gambia has been drawn against Djibouti in the preliminary round of the #TotalAFCON2021 qualifying campaign,” CAF added about the exercise taking place at Cairo’s Marriott Hotel.


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