By Ben Alozie
Three –time African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will know their group opponents today when the draw of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals holds in Cairo,Egypt.
It is scheduled to take place behind the famous Giza Pyramids as from 6pm GMT (7pm Nigeria time).
The 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations finals will be the biggest in the history of the competition, due to feature 24 teams, as against three teams that took part in the first edition of the competition in Sudan 62 years ago.
Hosts Egypt (who have also won the competition the highest number of times – seven), Cameroon (five –time winners and Cup holders), Nigeria (three –time winners), 2004 champions Tunisia, Senegal and 1976 champions Morocco are the seeded countries in the draw.
Egypt is also the country to have taken part the most in the championship, as she countenances a 24th appearance, while Cote d’Ivoire is heading to a 23rd show and Ghana will be making a 22nd appearance. Tunisia will make a 19th appearance while Nigeria will make her 18th appearance.
The 32nd Africa Cup of Nations will hold 21st June – 19th July 2019.