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Who are the Super Eagles likely to face in the knockout stages?

The Super Eagles are expected to go far the in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The Sports Minister and a section of the fans have implored the team to bring home the trophy.

To do that, we have to navigate what will be a tedious knockout round as it is a runaway conclusion that the Super Eagles will qualify from their group.

We are placed in Group D with Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau.

I think the winner of Group D meets any 3rd place participant from Groups BEF.

– In this a scenario, if we top our group, I predict we are likely to meet any of the potential 3rd place team: Zimbabwe (B), Sierra Leone (E) or Gambia (F) in the second round.

The second placed team in Group D is scheduled to meet the winner of Group E.

– I expect either Algeria or Ivory Coast to win group E in which case we meet any of them in the second round.

In the unlikely event of coming third in Group D, we will meet either the winner or Group A or winner of Group B.

– In this improbable scenario, I suspect we may face Cameroon or Senegal in the second round.

Note, all these permutations are merely speculative.

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