Super Eagles To Face Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome /Mauritania In 2023 AFCON Qualifiers

The three-time African champions to play two qualifying games in June
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The Super Eagles  of Nigeria have been drawn in Group A of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations group qualifiers which kicks off in June 2022 with Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and either Sao Tome and Principe or Mauritania reports Prime Business Africa.

Sao Tome and Principe or Mauritania will await the decision of CAF on their eligibility to decide who makes the cut into the group stage.

A total of 48 teams were drawn in 12 groups of 4 teams each afterctje first round of qualification was concluded in March 2022.

The winners of the tournament in 1980, 1994 and 2013, Nigeria joined 11 other teams which included Algeria, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Mali, DR Congo, Ghana and Cameroon to be seeded in Pot 1 as the best ranked teams on the African continent.

The Matchdays 1 and 2 of the 2023 AFCON will hold between May 30 and June 14.

The draws were conducted by two of African football brightest stars as 1996 Nations Cup winner Lucas Radebe was joined by former Ivorian winger Salomon Kalou.

Samson Adamu, the CAF Head of Competitions supervised the proceedings held at the Supersport Headquarters in Johannesburg.

Ace sports broadcaster Thomas Mlambo was the presenter.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.


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