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ANC 2012: Nigeria draw Guinea

Posted: 20 February 2010 Time: 19:30

Nigeria have been drawn with fellow West Africans Guinea for the qualifying race to the 2012 African Nations Cup to be co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

The other two teams in the group are Ethiopia and Madagascar.

Nigeria and Guinea were last drawn together in the qualifying series for the FIFA 1998 World Cup.

A total of forty four teams were drawn into 11 groups. The group winners and three of the best second placed teams will qualify for the 28th African Nations Cup.

World Cup 2010 hosts South Africa have been handed a testing draw in Group 7 with defending champions Egypt, Sierra Leone and Niger.

Equatorial Guinea and Gabon qualify automatically as co-hosts.

The Full draw: Group 1 Mali, Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Liberia

Group 2 Nigeria, Guinea, Ethiopia, Madagascar

Group 3 Zambia, Mozambique, Libya, Comores

Group 4 Algeria, Morocco, Tanzania, Central African Republic

Group 5 Cameroon, Senegal, DR Congo, Mauritius

Group 6 Burkina Faso, Gambia, Namibia, Mauritania

Group 7 Egypt, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Niger

Group 8 Ivory Coast, Benin, Rwanda, Burundi

Group 9 Ghana, Congo, Sudan, Swaziland

Group 10 Angola, Uganda, Kenya, Guinea-Bissau

Group 11 Tunisia, Malawi, Chad, Botswana

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:53 pm
Amodu this is where u belong for now. Stay here and stop causing more confusion with ur usual utterances.
posted: 07:58 pm
My apologies...I mistook the write up for the CHAN tournament.
posted: 08:11 pm
lol....amodu syndrome.
posted: 08:27 pm
KON and NFF.. also add me in your interview list. since everyweek u are adding poeple to coach SE to SA2010. am interested
posted: 08:32 pm
KON and NFF.. also add me in your interview list. since everyweek u are adding poeple to coach SE to SA2010. am interested
posted: 09:00 pm
There is no better opportunity than this type of opposition for the new manager to build a youthful team post world cup. A good program for the U20 and U17 boys should draw good team that can prosecute and qualify easily from this group
posted: 09:48 pm
perfect group. Use the Home-based players. Hell just use Enyimba with Bassey Akpan from Bayelsa.
posted: 09:57 pm
With the present setup in nff,I think we'v got a tricky draw...pray that before we start the qualifiers,those cannibals&crooks in the glass house would've been sent packing.We should work towards winning this ACN&go on to do very well in the world cup in Brazil.
posted: 10:07 pm
NFF should check out this guy,Marvin Ogunjimi,he plays in the Belgian Jupiter league,for R.C.Genk.
posted: 11:33 pm
Let NFF come & contact me 4 de Eagles job am free. since everyday we see new names been link wit the job.We can qualify from de group . HECTOR007 4RM LONDON
posted: 11:42 pm
Like we always say, perfect group indeed folks.
are we not tired of these caption everytime we are grouped?
we should start to build a team now rather than cling glasses because of cheap group in disguise.
Reagarding the confused interviews and jostle for a new TA....................
of course the worst performer in the interviews would always get the job, just like Amodu.
i think they should include Amodu once again in the interview, but undoubtedly these are all gimmicks so that at the end of the day, it would be too late or no longer important to hire a coach, hence amodu returns.
Thats the game folks.
posted: 12:09 am
It isn’t enough saying “easy group” for Nigeria – and then we go to sleep! Preparation should begin in earnest if we expect a better performance. NFF please take note.
posted: 01:44 am
my prediction.. after subsequent hire and fire, Nigeria struggle again to qualify for ANC. my people will never learn from history.. NIGERIANS ARE NOT SERIOUS
posted: 01:46 am
@ Hector, you may have a chance for the fact you live in London.. but I doubt.. unless you are white
posted: 10:48 am
@DEM MAMA DEM PAPA..... where u go b4??????
make dem add u lol...
posted: 05:03 pm
@P.D.P na Wayo... i hail you my brother.. i don show again.
posted: 05:20 pm
@hector,why wasting ur time,while not go 4 d interview cos u live in london...i am studying in china and will have to apply 4 a uk visa to go 4 d interview...i have confidence in myself cos i am a bit light-skined....
posted: 05:31 pm
PASTOR stephen.a.atikongu,
IT seem there is confusion and from the look of things are messy about which coach want to take nigeria to world cup come june this year.
Lets face the fact, name like the ex-coach of Gahna black star had withdraw from the lists and was annnoyed for putting his name on the lists. There are many coaches on the lists which one is true, today is former sweden coach, the present coach of russian, louis van gaal, peter taylor, and tomorrow arrigo sacchi. I prayed at the end of all this rasmatazz, a world class coach who knows how africans think and her football not any kind of coach without pedigree.
posted: 05:50 pm
@P.D.P na Wayo... i hail you my brother.. i don show again.
posted: 07:16 pm
I dont know why we all come in here and waste our time discussing the issue of new coach for the Eagles. We Nigerians talk too much. Instead of doing something about our situation we continue talking a lot of grammer that will not change anything. Most of the forumites here know who to blame for the downward trend our football is witnessing but we keep discussing Amodu all the time. Amodu is and was never the problem. In fact Amodu performed better than I ever thought. We all knew that Amodu was never the coach NFF should have given that job but they knew why Amodu was appointed even though he did not come first in the interview they conducted. Instead of wasting our time discussing who the right coach for the Eagles should be at this late hour we should be discussing on how to get those corrupt individuals out of the glass house in August. If we can succeed in sourcing for a credible ex-footballer, who is eligible for the election in August and rally round him and make sure he wins the election into the presidency of the NFF in August then our football can witness a revival but if we continue wasting time discussing issues that will not change anything the our football will continue to be managed by the likes of Lulu and his cohorts. My suggestion is to form an alliance on a platform like facebook and discuss the way forward. I am already in contact with some forumites on this. We need to find a way of meeting to discuss. Anybody with good idea on how to reach some of our ex-footballers and is ready to play an important role in the alliance can mail me and we can find a way of meeting online and discuss. My E-mail address is I will be expecting mails from forumites with good idea.
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