Super Eagles’ last hurdle to Qatar 2022 to emerge this afternoon

Super Eagles’ last hurdle to Qatar 2022 to emerge this afternoon
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BY KUNLE SOLAJA.

The team the rave of the moment, Super Eagles will face in March this year to qualify for the 2022  World Cup will emerge this Saturday afternoon when the play-off draw is conducted in Douala, Cameroon.

It will be decided, which of the following five will play against the  Super Eagles. As a seeded team, the Super Eagles will have the privilege of playing the second leg at home.

One of the following will be draw to host Nigeria on 24 March – Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and DR Congo. Nigeria will host the final leg on 29 March.

Of the five possible opponents, only DR Congo are absent at the Africa Cup of Nations currently going on in Cameroon.  Of the other four, Ghana are already knocked out of the African premier football competition.

Nigeria have allready played against Egypt in the African Cup and could still face Mali and Cameroon if all the three progress in the competition.

For the draw, CAF has announced Senegalese legend,  El Hadji Diouf and Nigerian-born Emmanuel Adebayor of Togo to help decide the fate of the 10 African contenders who will be fighting for a place at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

CAF Competitions Director , Samson Adamu of Nigeria will conduct the draw.

The 10 qualified teams are divided into two levels based on November 2021 FIFA ranking.

The five highest ranked teams will play against the five least ranked teams (the first leg will be played at home of the lower ranked teams).

According to the November 2021 FIFA ranking, the distribution of the teams on the two pots shall be as follows:

Level 1: Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria

Level 2: Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and DR Congo

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