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Super Eagles of Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal Land in Pot 1 for the 2026 World Cup Draw

DOUALA, CAMEROON - JANUARY 20: IBRAHIMA KONÉ (18) of Mali celebrates scoring with MOUSSA DOUMBIA (7), AMADOU HAÏDARA (4), FALAYE SACKO (17) during the Group F Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match between Mali and Mauritania at Stade de Japoma in Douala on January 20, 2022. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been placed in Pot One ahead of the African draws for the 2026 FIFA World Cup which will be co-hosted by Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America.

The three-time African champions are not the only ones in Pot One as the likes of Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia are also among the teams.

Many Nigerian football fans were pained by how the Super Eagles missed the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after losing the playoffs against Ghana.

They forced the Black Stars to a goalless draw in the first leg in Kumasi before playing a 1-1 draw in the return fixture in Abuja.

However, Ghana did not do well at the World Cup as they crashed out in the Group Stages.

According to the latest report on Complete Sports, all the African nations will be drawn into nine groups of six teams

How the full pots look

Pot 1: Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Cameroon, Mali, Egypt

Pot 2: Ghana, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Guinea, Zambia, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea

Pot 3: Angola, Benin, Kenya, Mauritania, Congo, Uganda, Madagascar, Guinea Bissau, Namibia

Pot 4: Mozambique, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Malawi, Libya

Pot 5: Niger, Comoros, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Botswana, Liberia

Pot 6: Lesotho, South Sudan, Mauritius, Chad, Sao Tome, Djibouti, Seychelles, Eritrea, Somalia

Minister trained with Super Eagles

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr disclosed one of his curious experiences that went unnoticed when he was in charge of the three-time African champions under the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board.

The German tactician disclosed how the Nigerian Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare unexpectedly showed up at one of the team’s training sessions accompanied by a swarm of journalists.

Dare was in Lagos to check and monitor the level of preparations of the Super Eagles as Sports Minister.

Source: Sports Brief