Ahead of Tuesday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers’ draw ceremony billed to be staged in Cairo, Egypt, Super Eagles, and Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze has declared Nigeria ready to face any team, AOIFootball.com reports.
The pacy winger believes the country, which rated 3rd in the current FIFA rankings in Africa, will be prepared to face every and any country when the draw is completed in Cairo on Tuesday evening.
“Anyone they bring for us will be good, every team is tough in Africa so we are going to try our best against any team that falls in our group. We know it will be very tough, but we are prepared for battle,” Chukwueze exclusively told AOIFootball.com from his base in Spain.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria who are 3rd in the FIFA rankings find themselves in pot 1 for the draw.
Gernot Rohr’s men garnered a total of 1493 points to stay as the third-best team in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia.
The full set of pots are:
Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In Pot 2: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Guinea, Uganda, Cape Verde, Gabon, Benin, Zambia, and the Congo.
Pot 3 is made up of Madagascar, Mauritania, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Central Africa, Zimbabwe, Niger, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau, while
Pot 4 have the likes of Malawi, Angola, Togo, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Djibouti.
The full draw takes place at the Carlton Hotel in Cairo.