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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles to face Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi

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Nigeria Super Eagles have been drawn with Guinea and debutants Madagascar and Burundi in Group B of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The draw for the 32nd AFCON finals took place at a colourful ceremony in Cairo, Egypt on Friday night.

The tournament will take place in six venues: Cairo International Stadium; Borg El-Arab Stadium, Alexandria; Suez Stadium; Air Defence Stadium; Ismailia Stadium and; Al Salam Stadium in Egypt between June 21 and July 19.

Egypt will kick off the event against Zimbabwe with DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe also in the group.

Group F in the now expanded 24-team tournament has Cameroon Ghana and Guinea Bissau.

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Cameroon, who won their fifth continental crown last time and were originally set to host the competition, will face four-time winners Ghana. Benin and Guinea-Bissau in the group.

Group D which has been labelled as “group of death ” contains three former champions, with top seed Morocco matched against Ivory Coast and South Africa, as well as Namibia.

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Senegal, the only one of the six top seeds never to have won the event, will face a former champion Algeria as well as the East African pair of Kenya and Tanzania in Group C. (NAN)

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