By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigeria national team will play in group A of next month’s Africa Minifootball Nations Cup with Senegal, Morocco, and Djibouti in the first round.
The draw ceremony which took place at the Ilaji Hotels, Ibadan, Nigeria on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, was attended by presidents of the African Minifootball Association as well as Oyo state Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan and African football legends.
The Nigeria Minifootball team will hope to manoeuvre their way past their rivals in Group A for a chance to feature in their knockout stages of the tournament.
Since making their debut in the biennial tournament in 2018 in Libya, where Nigeria finished fifth, this time the team will need to do more on home soil to lift the trophy in front of the home fans.
In group B, Burkina Faso will face Benin Republic, South Africa, and Tunisia, while the defending champions, Ivory Coast will lock horns with Egypt, Somalia, and Ghana in Group C.
The 2018 host, Libya, Gabon, Zambia, and Algeria completed the teams in group D.
The draw process was carried out by former Super Eagles star and the face of Mini Football in Nigeria, Mutiu Adepoju, and the president of African Mini Football Federation Achref Ben Salha.
The best five teams will qualify for the World Cup in Ukraine in August.
The Group in Full
Ivory Coast (Defending Champion)
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