In an exciting development for Nigerian football fans, the Super Eagles have been placed in Pot one ahead of the African draws for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This prestigious tournament will be co-hosted by Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America. The Super Eagles will face tough competition from other top African teams, including Morocco, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Cameroon, Mali, and Egypt, who are also in Pot one.
The African teams will be drawn into nine groups, each consisting of six teams. The group winners will secure their spots in the highly anticipated tournament. However, the four best teams that finish in second place will have another chance to qualify. They will compete in a mini-tournament, and the winner of this tournament will advance to the intercontinental play-off.
This is an important opportunity for the Super Eagles to redeem themselves after failing to qualify for the previous World Cup hosted by Qatar. Nigerian football enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the draw, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
Here is a breakdown of the full pots for the African draws:
Pot 1: Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Cameroon, Mali, Egypt
Pot 2: Ghana, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Guinea, Zambia, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea
Pot 3: Angola, Benin, Kenya, Mauritania, Congo, Uganda, Madagascar, Guinea Bissau, Namibia
Pot 4: Mozambique, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Malawi, Libya
Pot 5: Niger, Comoros, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Botswana, Liberia
Pot 6: Lesotho, South Sudan, Mauritius, Chad, Sao Tome, Djibouti, Seychelles, Eritrea, Somalia
The draw will determine the fate of each team and set the stage for an intense battle for World Cup qualification. Nigerian fans are hopeful that the Super Eagles will secure their place in the tournament and bring glory to the nation.
Written by Israel Otele
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