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The dates for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been confirmed.
The Super Eagles media officer, Babfemi Raji, confirmed the dates for the qualifiers which commence in June 2020.
Nigeria is drawn in Group C, alongside Cape Verde, Liberia and the Central Africa Republic.
The three-time AFCON winners will begin the qualifiers with a home fixture against Liberia which is fixed between 5 – 8 June.
Their next qualifier is an away tie against Cape Verde with the date set for 11 – 14 June.
The Eagles will host the Central Africa Republic on matchday three and the date is set for 1 – 4 September while the reverse fixture which will be in Central Africa Republic will be 5 -7 September.
On 6 – 9 October the Eagles will be on the road again this time against Liberia before rounding off the group stage qualifiers on 10 – 12 October at home to Cape Verde.
The Eagles must top their group to stand a chance of progressing to the play-off stage (final qualifying round).
In the event they overcome the first phase, the Nigerian side will host the first-leg against whoever they are paired with on 9 – 11 November. The team will then travel away for the second-leg billed for November 14 and 15.
This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.
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