The Super Eagles of Nigeria would have to survive a tough qualification battle against the Stallions of Burkina Faso to get through to next year’s African Nations Championship to be hosted by Rwanda.
The Eagles. who finished with a bronze medal during the last edition of the competition in South Africa last year, were pitted against the Stallions in a draw held last night in Cairo, Egypt by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The fixture comes up in October this year with Nigeria playing the first leg at home.
At the draw held inside CAF headquarters in 6th October City, Egypt, CAF General Secretary, Hicham El Amrani was assisted by CAF Vice President, Almamy Kabele Camara.
Three teams would qualify from Zone B, which has Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Togo.
The Northern Zone has four teams from which two teams will qualify; Zone A has eight teams from which two teams will qualify; Central Zone has six teams from which three teams will qualify; Central East will produce only two teams aside host nation Rwanda and; Southern Zone will produce three teams from 12 nations.