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Morocco 2025: Nigeria draw Benin Republic, Rwanda again

"Both teams are familiar foes but will have to contend with Libya and Rwanda in the same group for a spot among the 24 countries that will participate in the 35th Africa Cup of Nations"

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The Super Eagles have been drawn in Group D of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The draw ceremony took place in the Super Sport studio in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday.

The qualifiers will kick off in September and run through November 2025.

The draw presents the Super Eagles with an opportunity to avenge their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying defeat to the Cheetahs of Benin Republic in Abidjan last month.

Both teams are familiar foes but will have to contend with Libya and Rwanda in the same group for a spot among the 24 countries that will participate in the 35th Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco, December 21st, 2025–January 18th, 2026.

The six-match qualifying series has been spread over the FIFA windows in September, October, and November, with two matches in each seven-day window.

 

GROUP A: Tunisia, Madagascar, Comoros, The Gambia

GROUP B: Morocco, Gabon, Central African Republic, Lesotho

GROUP C: Egypt, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Botswana

GROUP D: Nigeria, Benin Republic, Libya, Rwanda

GROUP E: Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Liberia

GROUP F: Ghana, Angola, Sudan, Niger Republic

GROUP G: Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Chad

GROUP H: DR Congo, Guinea, Tanzania, Ethiopia

GROUP I: Mali, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini

GROUP J: Cameroon, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe

GROUP K: South Africa, Uganda, Congo, South Sudan

GROUP L: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Burundi

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