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AFCON 2022: Nigeria draw Egypt as Algeria get Ivory Coast

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The groups for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations were selected during a star-studded banquet in Yaoundé on Tuesday evening. From January 9 to February 6, 2022, Cameroon will host the pandemic-affected event, Africa’s greatest football showcase.

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, five-time tournament champions, will play Burkina Faso in the tournament and Group A opening on January 9 in Yaoundé. Group A is completed by Ethiopia and Cap Verde.

Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea, and Malawi are in Group B, while Morocco will face Ghana, Comoros, and Gabon in Group C.

Nigeria will compete in Group D against Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau.

Defending champs and tournament favourites Algeria lead a strong Group E that includes Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast, while Group F will see Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania and Gambia squaring off.

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