By Amosu Adeboye
The Super Eagles have been placed in Pot 1 for next month’s 2022 World Cup qualifying draw.
Gernot Rohr’s men are among the 10 top seeded teams in Africa.
The Super Eagles finished 2019 as the third best ranked in the continent behind the Teranga Lions and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali and DR Congo are the other top seeded teams.
The 10 teams will head the 10 qualifying groups.
The draw ceremony will come up on January 21, 2020 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, from 6pm.
The 14 winners from the first round join 26 top-seeded teams including Nigeria to form 10 groups of four.
This second round, which will be played on home and away basis, will begin in March 2020 and conclude in October 2021.
The full seedings:
*Pot 1*: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, 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, Zimbabwe, Niger, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau.
*Pot 4*: Malawi, Angola, Togo, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Djibouti