Three-time champions Nigeria qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday (Mar 27) after Lesotho and Sierra Leone drew 0-0 in Group L.
Nigeria has qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations
Ejes Gist Nigeria reports that a tweet on Saturday after by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), revealed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Nigeria officially qualify to the #TotalAFCON! 🙌
— CAF (@CAF_Online) March 27, 2021
“Nigeria officially qualify to the #TotalAFCON! The Super Eagles are soaring to Cameroon,” the tweet by CAF read.
This online news platform understands that the Super Eagles qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) even before the kick off of their game against Benin Republic in Porto Novo slated later today by 5PM Nigerian time.
Ejes Gist Nigeria reports that the Super Eagles of Nigeria confirmed their place at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations following a goalless draw between Lesotho and Sierra Leone in the early kick-off in Group L.
The result in Maseru guaranteed the Super Eagles a top-two finish in the section ahead of their top-of-the-table clash away to Benin in Porto-Novo later Saturday.
Nigeria have eight points, Benin seven, Sierra Leone four and Lesotho three. The countries finishing first and second qualify for the 24-team tournament in Cameroon next January.
Benin need one point from the match against Nigeria to also secure a place at the finals of the premier African national team competition.
Nigeria travelled by sea to west African neighbours Benin on Friday after players raised concerns about the poor road network linking the countries.
Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Zimbabwe have qualified, leaving seven places to be filled.
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