The Super Eagles of Nigeria after having a good run in 2019, sit as the 3rd highest in Africa in the FIFA world ranking, which lands them in pot 1 team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Gernot Rohr’s men gained a total of 1493 points to stay as the third-best team in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia, and the 31st team in the World Ranking’s.
The current position of the Nigeria in the Africa ranking has given them a spot in pot 1 for the 2022 FIFA World Cup draw.
The full set of pots is as follows: Pot 1: Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali, 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: Madagascar, Mauritania, Libya, Mozambique, Kenya, Central Africa, Zimbabwe, Niger, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau.
Pot 4: Malawi, Angola, Togo, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Djibouti.
The full draw takes place on January 21st 2020 in Cairo, Egypt.