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AFCON 2019: Nigeria Paired With Guinea, Madagascar And Burundi In Group B

Nigeria yesterday drew Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as the draw for the 32nd AFCON finals took place in Cairo.

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 21st and July 19th.

Egypt will kick off the event against Zimbabwe on June 21 while the tournament’s finale takes place on July 19.

Group F in the 24-team tournament brought together the second and third most successful sides in its history. Cameroon, who won their fifth continental crown last time and were originally set to host the competition, will face four-time winners, Ghana in a group that has Benin and Guinea-Bissau as other teams in the group.

Group D contains three former champions, with top seed Morocco matched against Ivory Coast and South Africa, as well as Namibia.

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

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