AFCON 2019 draw: Nigeria handed easy group

Nigeria have been drawn with Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Super Eagles, who will be making their first AFCON appearance since 2013, will begin their campaign against Burundi on June 22.

That will be followed by the fixture against Guinea four days later.

Their final group game will be against debutants Madagascar. The match will hold on June 30.

The three-time winners, who will play all their group games in Alexandria, are strong favourites to win the group.

At the draw ceremony held near the Giza Pyramids, Cairo, champions Cameroon were handed a relatively tough draw. The Indomitable Lions have been drawn alongside Ghana, Benin and Guinea Bissau in Group F.

Group D is without a doubt the ‘group of death’. Morocco, Cote D’Ivoire, South Africa and Namibia will do battle there.

Hosts Egypt have been placed in group A with Congo DR, Uganda and Zimbabwe.