As a result of Sao Tome and Principe being kicked out of the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Super Eagles will now be facing Mauritius in the qualifications for the tournament.
The Eagles, along with Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome & Principe, and Sierra Leone, were drawn to compete in the qualifiers as part of Group A.
On Monday, the Super Eagles’ official Twitter account announced the swap of Mauritius for Sao Tome & Principe.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) disqualified São Tomé and Principe, from the qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player against Mauritius during their preliminary round fixture.
As a result of this turn of events, the Eagles’ second game in the qualifications will now be against the Mauritius national team.
Two teams from this group will earn a spot in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Côte d’Ivoire.
The first time that Côte d’Ivoire hosted the African Cup of Nations was in 1984, and Cameroon ended up winning the tournament.