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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Get Soft Draw; Face Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi In Group B

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Get Soft Draw; Face Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi In Group B

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in what looks like an easy Group B of the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament billed to hold from June 21 to July 19 2019, reports Completesports.com.

In a draw ceremony held next to the pyramids in Giza on Friday and anchored by the Confederations of African Football’s assistant General Secretary Anthony Baffoe, the three-time AFCON winners were pooled in same group with debutants Burundi, Madagascar, and Guinea.

Seven-time winners of the competition and host of the tournament, Egypt were drawn against Zimbabwe, Uganda and DR Congo in Group A.

Emmanuel Amuneke’s Tanzania are in Group C with Kenya who are making a return to the tournament after 15 years, Algeria and Senegal in Group C.

Namibia are in Group D alongside South Africa, Ivory Coast, and Morocco, while Group E houses Angola, debutants Mauritania, Mali and Tunisia.

In Group F, five-time winners and holders Cameroon – now managed by Clarence Seedorf , will also be there to defend their title starting with games against Guinea Bissau, Benin – who are back to the tournament after nine years of absence and Ghana.

Zimbabwe who qualified for their second tournament will face Egypt in the opening game.

Among the guests who were at the draw venue includes former Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amuneke (the current Tanzania coacj, Cameroon’s Rigobert Song, Egyptian four-time winner Ahmed Hassan and Senegal’s El Hadji Diouf, ex-Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, Moroccan Mustapha Hadji amongst others.

Afcon 2019 Groups:

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D
Ivory Coast
South Africa

Group E

Group F
Guinea Bissau

By Johnny Edward

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  • Ugwudede 5 years ago

    No excuse we have to top the group with maximum points. This is the easiest group we have ever got in AFCON competion

  • Greenturf 5 years ago

    We can’t ask for a better draw.Now this is sorted we know now our opponents this is when preparation starts.
    As it’s you expect Super eagles to qualify from this group as leaders so that we can get another minnows in the second round though this small teams sometimes comes with surprises of their own but not something we can’t take care of.I have confidence in our team.
    Looking at our opponents,Guinea and Burundi will give us a good match but we shall excel.

  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    And the comment of Coach Rohr was I have a young players who must avoid injury and the group is tough because the Burundi striker is leading the goal chart after Ighalo. Lol what if he was in Group D. Anyway good draw for Nigeria Ighalo should have no problem scoring more hatrick against Burundi and Madagascar

    • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

      *Young team

      • Oakfield 5 years ago

        What has this man done to you??? You sound like a racists. Can’t u just read news and not pick out one irrelevant thing about the coach or his comments???

        • Oakfield 5 years ago


        • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

          And what about racist can’t you see how Coach Garba and Nduka react to tournaments better go and sit down with your cabals who thinks someone hates his country. Don’t even come close with such disgusting ideas

    • Jones 5 years ago

      So you want Rohr to disrespect the other teams by saying its an easy group ? Lool you a clown.

    • But Chima, I think that was a very intelligent and mature response from Rohr that gives respect to the opposition (from an equally intelligent and mature coach). I don’t seem to get your point though.

      Even from a distance, it’s easy to spot that Rohr is a wise person from his age and experience. He’s easily a likeable personality – I’m sure by the players too.

      • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

        @Kel you’re right I have nothing against Rohr I was just laughing at his usual anthem of young team statement which all coaches uses as excuse after failing a given test. @Jones I think you and your cabals are the real clown don’t comment on my thread if you are clueless.

  • Their real tests will come from the first two knockout stages where they potentially face South Africa in the second round and perhaps Ghana or Cameroon in the quarter finals.

    To be honest, I would prefer softer teams in this defining knockout stages…

    Good luck.

  • Chairmanfemi 5 years ago

    I expect nothing less than 9points from Nigeria in this group but it will come with very very sound preparations because to play minnows in a tournament comes with the greatest surprises. So to avoid any disgrace and express our authority over the 3 other opponents, we have to prepare well and get the best legs to AFCON. Am so happy with the draw. Congrats to Nigeria

    • greenturf 5 years ago

      I doubt we qualify with nine points.Nigeria always falter in one game irrespective of the strength of our group opponents.Me think we get a draw in one game possibly against difficult Guinea my bet is seven points.

      • Chairmanfemi 5 years ago

        @Greenturf, Hmm…This time around I think history will be re-wtitten so let watch out

  • I’m already looking forward to a potential quarter final clash with Egypt, that will be a difficult task for Eagles.

    • Adisboy 5 years ago

      Goal, if we top Group B & Egypt top Group A as we expect, the earliest we will meet will be the semis. I prefare this scenario.

  • Diuto Perpe 5 years ago

    It Seems To Be A Work Over Here For The SE But Still,Never Them Underrate Any Of Their Opponents Bcos Days Of Minos Are Gone In Football! Group D Is A Pure Group Of D E A T H

  • Chairmanfemi 5 years ago

    @deo, I think Group A winner are to meet Group B runners-up and Group B winner(Hopefully Nigeria) are to meet Group A’s runner up likely Egypt cuz I have this feeling Egypt won’t top the group but will finish as runners up so there’s no way we’ll meet RSA in the second round. Perhaps, I don’t see RSA getting out of that group

    • Ndubuisi 5 years ago

      If group A produces one the 3rd best losers. What happens? We may play the best losers from group A. Am I right?

      • I think you are right Ndubusi

      • Adisboy 5 years ago

        Possibly. If we top Group B as expected, we will have 3 options depending on how they emerge i.e. we will play the 3rd place in either Groups A,C or D.

  • Oakfield 5 years ago

    While everyone is making postulations as to how to forge a positive way forward for the team after the draws, some people here are just so filled with evil in their stomachs, indirectly praying for the failure of the coach in the discharge if his duties. Some people really need to get a life and stop being ad hoc wizards.

    • Xhuxhu 5 years ago

      Preparations should start now…We must put up a good showing in this AFCON..

  • Ndubuisi 5 years ago

    If group A produces one ofthe 3rd best losers. What happens? We may play the best loser from group A. Am I right?

    • Greenturf 5 years ago

      You guys shouldn’t lose sleep over our potential difficult knockout opponents.I think we should take this games one at a time.
      Apparently,knockout stages are when tournaments gets tough and the best teams go further so if we are that good we shouldn’t wee ourselves over playing against the strongest opponents in Afcon because you need to win games like that to excel otherwise you are not good enough.

  • Pompei 5 years ago

    Group D is indeed the group of “Life”. Very dicey group. Group C – Senegal and Algeria have to contend with a Kenya side that beat Ghana during the qualifiers. And Amuneke’s Tanzania. Group A – DRC, Uganda and especially Zimbabwe, a vastly improved side, can prove to be real party poopers for Egypt. Group F – Benin stopped Adebayor and Togo from going to Afcon. Can they send one of Cameroon or Ghana home early? The rest of the groups look fairly straight forward. Nigeria, Tunisia and Mali should take care of business in their respective groups. If they underestimate their opponents though, agbada can hook barbwire quite easily.

  • Something tells me Egypt will not qualify from the group of death which they are in. Zimbabwe and Dr Congo will qualify from that group.

  • Competition never start but gbege don start already! These completesport’s forumites are just clowns!! I’m loving this comedy though!!!

  • Lets focus on qualifying from the group first. Once we have gotten the relevant number of points to qualify we can look at first or second and who we will meet in the next round. Any team that wins all three matches or two wins and a draw will qualify. A win and two draws might not cut it.

    At this time the omens look good, but once the referee blows the whistle for the first kick of the ball its 11 vs 11.

    Guinea are unbeaten in their qualifiers in a group that included the Ivory coast so will ne no push overs. lets concentrate on coming out of the group unscathed

  • A soft group for Nigeria. The Super Eagles has not lost a match to an African opposition since that unfortunate slip against SA. I don’t see that streak changing at this Afcon. Consequence? Yes, Nigeria will take her 4th Afcon crown in Egypt.

  • Muktar Muktar 5 years ago

    How soft is this soft group?

  • groud D Pure group of death. anyway i forseen, egypt may not qualify…these department called ATT MID and GK is not convincing. mostly the GK uzoo should be rest. ezemwa is good to go. with ezemwa all things are possible…..iwobi should move back to his left wing to create a lot. because of the rugby player in africa such as ghana etc etebo should play behind ighalo, and ndidi and agu or ogu or ajayi tacklers and possesions. etebo drive forward to cause free kick and spot kick.

  • Edoman. 5 years ago

    Nigeria will prevail in Jesus Name, All enemies and their supporters will be put to shame here and now. Amen ?. Amen.

  • agbons 5 years ago

    seriously, apart from Senegal, I don’t see any other team in dis tournament winning dis current super eagles.

  • Omo9ja 5 years ago

    Group B

    This group looks simple but on the pitch of play might be different. For that reason, I remain humble. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Dery come on the forum is waiting for pls come

  • Alamin 5 years ago

    The draw was good though but we must prepare well for d tournament, thanks to d NFF and Mr Rohr for the friendly match with Ghana & Senegal. the toughest group is group D the matches will be interesting. This Afcon will be the Toughest one in history cos all the participants are not leftovers. I can’t wait for June may Allah spare our lives till then. those criticizing Mr Rohr pls let leave d coach to do his job cos we are not d coach but if they feel he his not good enough then maybe u should sack him and be the coach.

    • Simon 5 years ago

      Ewu Alaba who is talking about coach aran kita. Naija no go carry last for sure and with God on our side we will win.

  • Omo Oluwa 5 years ago

    The last time we won the AFCON trophy what group was the Super Eagles? I need answer pls.I’m trying to do some calculations.

  • Cabral 5 years ago

    Nigeria will come out if the group but i am not sure if they will beat Guinea.
    Syli National has always been a challenge for SE.
    Let’s wait and see

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