Latest reports of Cairo suggest that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to drag Nigeria’s Super Eagles and nine other counties to Qatar in March 2022 to determine the five African teams for the 2022 World Cup in November 2022.
According to the report, the CAF Extra-ordinary General Assembly will meet in Cairo, Egypt, Friday to roll out details of the final World Cup playoffs, these would include the date for the draw, the considerations for the draw as well as the format of the playoffs.
Interestingly, the report further suggested that the playoffs will be one knockout game involving two of the qualifying teams at a neutral venue, in this case Qatar.
Three-time African champions Nigeria are among the five seeded teams for the playoffs based on the latest FIFA Rankings.
The other seeded teams are Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
The five teams in the other half of the draw who are not seeded are Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon, Mali and DR Congo.
The playoffs are scheduled to hold between March 21-29, 2022.