Nigeria drawn in same pot in World Cup qualifier

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos

Nigeria has been drawn in Pot 2 by FIFA, ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers alongside other countries such as Egypt, DR Congo, Cape Verde and Mali.

According to the seeding confirmed on Wednesday, Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal and Tunisia’s are in Pot 1 while Pot 2 has Cape Verde, Egypt, DR Congo, Nigeria and Mali.

In Pot 3 are Cameroon, Morocco, Guinea, South Africa and Congo.

The lowest seeds are in Pot 4 – Uganda, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Gabon and Zambia.

All the 20 African teams will be divided into five groups of five teams.

The countries that finish top after the qualifying series which begins in October 2016, will grab a ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

 

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