Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will know their opponents in the Second Round of the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
The draw ceremony will take place at the Carlton Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
The 14 winners from the First Round will join Africa’s top-ranked 26 sides in the draw. The Super Eagles were among the lot drawn a bye in the First Round.
The 40 teams will then be split into 10 groups of four for the second qualifying round.
The 10 winners of those groups will then be drawn against each other in-home and away fixtures, with the five victors advancing to Qatar 2022.
The Super Eagles have been placed in Pot 1 along with the continent’s heavyweights like; Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon, and Morocco.
Gernot Rohr’s charges have qualified for the last three editions of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Brazil, and Russia.
THE POTS FOR 2ND ROUND DRAW
Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Pot 2: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Guinea, Uganda, Cape Verde, Gabon, Benin, Zambia, and the Congo.
Pot 3: Madagascar, Mauritania, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Central Africa Republic , Zimbabwe, Niger, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau.
Pot 4: Malawi, Angola, Togo, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Djibouti.