Nigeria’s Super Eagles will have to overcome Egypt,Tanzania and Chad to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Following the announcement of Gabon as the successful bider to host the all african championship in 2017, the Confederation of African Football conducted the draw and released match fixtures for the qualifiers. The qualifying matches are expected to start in June 2015.
Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Equatorial Guinea and won by Ivory Coast.
Full draw for 2017 Afcon qualifiers:
Group A: Tunisia, Togo, Liberia, Djibouti
Group B: Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Central African Republic, Madagascar
Group C: Mali, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, South Sudan
Group D: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Botswana, Comoros
Group E: Zambia, Congo, Kenya, Guinea Bissau
Group F: Cape Verde, Morocco, Libya, Sao Tome
Group G: Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Chad
Group H: Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Mauritius
Group I: Ivory Coast, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Gabon
Group J: Algeria, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Seychelles
Group K: Senegal, Niger, Namibia, Burundi
Group L: Guinea, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland
Group M: Cameroon, South Africa, The Gambia, Mauritania