Abuja - Nigeria's
Super Eagles should get ready for a more superior challenge when the group
phase of the 2018 World Cup qualifier gets under way.
three time African Champions, Nigeria have appeared at five FIFA World Cup
finals and the Super Eagles haven't exceeded the round of 16.
the FIFA ranking is used to seed teams then it's likely that the Super Eagles
will have to roll up their sleeves for a more difficult challenge. According to
FIFA rankings, Cote d’Ivoire are the highest ranked African team (22) while
Algeria (26), Ghana (30), Cape Verde (32) and Senegal (39) completes the top
five teams on the continent and will be in seeded in Pot1.
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In Pot 2, Tunisia (41), Cameroon (51), Congo Brazzaville
(52), Guinea (53) and DR Congo (55) while in Pot 3, Nigeria (59) along
with Egypt (57), Mali (63), Uganda (68) and Zambia (71) , in Pot
4, Gabon (73), South Africa (75), Morocco (79), Burkina Faso (93) and
even tough as just a ticket will be fought for by four teams in each group
while the winner of the group qualifies to play at the World Cup 2018 in
Russia. A team will be picked from each pot to form a group.
As it stands, the football governing body in Africa, Confederation
of African Football (CAF) are yet to announce a date for the final round of