The draw for the FIFA World Cup qualification play-offs has been postponed to next year following a CAF decision on Friday at the Extraordinary Assembly, reports www.totorinews.com.
The draw which was initially scheduled for 18 December 2021 will now be done on 26 January 2022 during AFCON tournament in Cameroon.
Furthermore, the January 2022 FIFA rankings will be used to seed the teams for the draw. Nigeria is presently ranked 5th best team in Africa.
Top five ranked African teams at the time of the draw will be seeded and will be paired against the other five unseeded countries.
The unseeded teams are scheduled to host the seeded teams in the first leg.
Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria are the top five African teams according to the last FIFA ranking released in the month of November and these countries have all qualified for the final play – off in Africa.
Other countries that have also qualified in Africa are Egypy, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and DR Congo.
The African play- off games are scheduled for March, 2022.
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