Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn against Benin Republic, Sierra Leone and Lesotho in Group L of the AFCON 2021 qualifying series, reports

The three time African champions are the overwhelming favourites to finish tops in the group.

48 teams, and the four that will emerge from preliminary qualifiers, were placed into 12 groups.

The group winners and the second-placed teams will qualify for the AFCON 2021 finals to be staged in Cameroon.

Hosts Cameroon will participate in the qualifiers even as they are guaranteed a spot in the finals regardless of their ranking in the group.

The Super Eagles finished in third position at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after beating the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 1-0 at the Al Salam Stadium on Wednesday.

By Adeboye Amosu in Cairo

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