Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to know who their next opponents in the qualifying stages of the World Cup would be early next year.

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, which rose from a meeting in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday disclosed that Nigeria and nine other countries, including Ghana, Cameroon,and Egypt would know their fate on the 26th of January, 2022.

CAF however said FIFA’s ranking of country’s left in the competition would determine how they would be seeded.

There are five top African football powerhouses that are highly rated and five lowly rated sides that are partaking in the qualifying stages.

Incidentally, Egypt, Ghana and Cameroon fall under lowly ranked sides, going into the final qualifying rounds.

Their fortunes could change if a new FIFA ranking expected early next year suggests they have moved up the ladder.

Nigeria is currently among Africa’s top five football playing nations, going by statistics offered by FIFA.

Many football buffs are praying Nigeria would be able to retain its place in the top five.

Given the way the playoffs are structured, the lowly ranked sides would host the first leg of the games that will be played on home and away basis.

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