The Super Eagles drew Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah’s country, Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau in Group D of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations expected to hold in Cameroon.
The Cameroon 2021 will take place from 9 January to 6 February 2022, according to the Confederation of African Football.
CAF said the competition will commence on January 9th with a clash between Cameroon and Burkina Faso.
“Following the draw for the final tournament held in Yaoundé on Tuesday 17 August, the 24 qualified teams were divided into four groups.
The opening match will pit tournament host and five-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Cameroon against Burkina Faso, runners-up of 2013 AFCON,” a statement on CAF’s website read.
“52 countries took part in the qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations with only 24 places available.
“The qualified teams unveiled after a campaign that started in October 2019 and ended in June 2021, due to the one-year hiatus caused by Covid-19, are now fixed on their opponents.
Five main cities were selected as hosts of the tournament, namely Douala and its Japoma Stadium, Yaoundé and its Ahmadou Ahidjo and Olembé Stadiums, Bafoussam and its Kouekong Stadium, Garoua and its Roumdjié-Adja Stadium and finally the Limbe-Buea venue which houses the Limbe Omnisport Stadium,” the statement added.