AFCON- The Africa Cup of Nations 2021(AFCON) qualifying campaign match will be resumed as the Super Eagles to play against Sierra Leone in November, and also qualify for the 2022 World Cup qualifying will begin in May 2021.
Meanwhile, The AFCON qualifiers matches were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a new date for resumption of the remaining matches.
No doubt, The AFCON to be hosted by Cameroon has been moved for a year and will now take place in 2022.
In a communiqué signed by CAF’s Acting General Secretary Abdelmounaim Bah, the third and fourth round of 2021 AFCON qualifiers previously scheduled for March will now take place between November 9-17 with the fifth and final round scheduled for March 22-30.
The Super Eagles with six points currently sit atop of Group L having won their first two qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho last year.
Gernot Rohr’s men will host Sierra Leone in the November internal window and travel to Freetown almost immediately for the return leg before rounding up against the Squirrels of Benin and Crocodiles of Lesotho.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers have been scheduled to commence to kick-off in November and in May 2021 and end in October 2021 while the Playoff matches have been scheduled for 8-16 November 2021.
In various matches before the suspension of the qualified Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON), Nigeria has played drawn with Cape Verde, Central African Republic, and Liberia in their previous matches.