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AFCON qualifier: Super Eagles get Mauritius as new opponent

The Super Eagles will now play Mauritius in the qualifiers of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) following the disqualification of São Tomé and Principe.

The Eagles were drawn in Group A of the qualifiers alongside Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe and Sierra Leone.

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However, Mauritius replaced Sao Tome and Principe after winning an appeal.

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.

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Two teams from the group will qualify for the 2023 AFCON to be hosted by Côte d’Ivoire.

The first time Côte d’Ivoire hosted the AFCON was in 1984 which was won by Cameroon.

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