Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles have been drawn alongside defending champions Senegal, debutants Tanzania and returning Libya in this year’s African Cup of Nations for beach soccer slated for Egypt later in the year, reports.
Two-time champions Nigeria will rekindle their rivalry with Senegal after the Francophone speaking nation stopped them from clinching a third title two years ago in Lagos, with Nigeria losing 8-4 in the final.
Debutants Tanzania qualified at the expense of South Africa who withdrew from the competition whilst Libya makes a return after missing the last edition walking over Kenya in the qualifiers to advance to the main draw.
Host nation Egypt were drawn in Group A alongside Morocco, Madagascar and Cote d’Ivoire, with the top two nations qualifying to represent the continent at next year’s World Cup in Paraguay.
Full Draws:
Group A: Egypt, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire and Madagascar
Group B : Senegal, Nigeria, Libya and Tanzania
The competition scheduled to host in Giza, Egypt will commence from Sunday, December 9 till Friday, December 14 2018.