Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Squirrels of Benin Republic in their first match of the qualifiers for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations at home on November 11, Completesports.com reports.
The Group L clash will likely take place at the Super Eagles’ adopted home ground, the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Gernot Rohr’s men will then travel to Maseru eight days later where they will take on hosts Lesotho in their matchday-two fixture.
The qualifying series will then take a break for eight months before resumption in August 2020.
The Super Eagles will host Sierra Leone on August 31 2020 in a matchday-three encounter before travelling to Freetown for the reverse fixture eight days later.
The Super Eagles will then face hosts Benin on October 5, 2020, before they round off the AFCON 2021 qualifying series on November 9, 2020 with a home game against Lesotho.
The top two teams from each of the 12 groups will qualify for AFCON 2021 to be hosted by Cameroon. The host nation, Cameroon will participate in the qualifiers but have a guaranteed spot in the final tournament regardless of the position they finish in Group F.
The Super Eagles finished in third position at the recently concluded AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
AFCON 2021 QUALIFIERS: SUPER EAGLES FULL FIXTURES
November 11, 2019
Nigeria vs Benin Republic
November 19, 2019
Lesotho vs Nigeria
August 31, 2020
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone
September 8, 2020
Sierra Leone vs Nigeria
October 5, 2020
Benin Republic vs Nigeria
November 9, 2020
Nigeria vs Lesotho
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