ESPN selects the pick of the Afcon group-stage clashes, for various diverse reasons, following Friday's draw in Cairo.
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Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr could not have asked for a more favourable group if he had stood on the podium and dipped his hands into the bowl himself.
At the 2019 Afcon draw, big guns like Egypt and Nigeria got groups some would consider easy, while Group D are the traditional 'Group of Death'.
Stars such as Kelechi Iheanacho found their feet at the Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations, so who should fans watch closely at this year's edition?
The Nigerian legend says African coaches "can do much more if there is support from everyone instead of running to Europeans at every opportunity".
If Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho wants to be at the Africa Cup of Nations, he needs to rediscover goals and confidence -- and quickly.
Some of the continent's less-heralded sides have made the most of the Africa Cup of Nations' expanded format.
Given the lack of pressure in facing Seychelles on Friday, having already qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria's display was... meh.
Nigeria have never been short of inspiration for international games, and coach Gernot Rohr wants them to be mentally tough against tiny Seychelles.
Here's the state of play heading into the final round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with 10 of the 24 berths in the finals up for grabs.
The final round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers runs from 22 to 24 March. Which teams have opted to rest some of their biggest stars?
Nigeria's captain has not been involved with the Super Eagles since the World Cup in Russia. But the team does not appear to have missed its leader.
Middlesbrough have signed former Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel on a short-term deal as they chase promotion to the Premier League.
Victor Moses, 28, flew to Istanbul on Wednesday to hold talks with Fenerbahce after falling out of Maurizio Sarri's first-team plans.
Nigeria needed penalties to claim the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations championship over South Africa, after the match ended 0-0 on Saturday.
South Africa may be celebrating a first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup qualification, but they have their eyes very much on the AWCON title.
As Nigeria prepare for Saturday's final against South Africa, ESPN explore the Super Falcons' evolution during the Africa Women Cup of Nations.
Cameroonian side UMS de Loum defeated Nigeria's Lobi Stars 1-0 in the first leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round clash on Wednesday.
Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-2 on penalties to reach the Africa Women Cup of Nations final following a goalless draw in Accra on Tuesday.
Standout teenage Nigeria duo Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen continued their impressive goalscoring streaks this weekend.
Gernot Rohr has lowered the Super Eagles' average age, but has he left the squad short of experience?
What will Gernot Rohr have learned from the Super Eagles' stalemate against Uganda as he keeps one eye on next year's showpiece in Cameroon?
Nigeria have renewed their equipment partnership with global sportswear manufacture Nike for the next four years, with an option for another four.
Nigeria and Uganda battled to a 0-0 draw as the Super Eagles' underwhelming recent record against the Cranes continues.