Sport Play Off Draw :- Nigeria face Ethiopia for World Cup spot

Play Off Draw :- Nigeria face Ethiopia for World Cup spot


indexAfcon holders Nigeria will battle Ethiopia for a spot at the 2014 World Cup, as was decided by the Africa zone play-off draw in Cairo on Monday.

The Super Eagles will play away first to the Walya Antelopes in October, before hosting the second leg at home in Nigeria.

Ethiopia are the least-ranked of the 10 teams that qualified for the final phase of the series, with a FIFA ranking of 93 and 25th in Africa, compared to Nigeria’s 36th place.

The odds favour the African champions in this draw. In 7 previous meetings, they have won 5, drawn 1 and lost just once to Ethiopia.

By far the toughest draw of the round features Ghana against Egypt, while Africa’s top-ranked team Côte d’Ivoire get to play Senegal in a repeat of their 2013 African Nations Cup qualifying.

The first leg of the ties happen in between October 11-15 with the second legs taking place between November 15-19.

Draw results:

Ethiopia v Nigeria
Ivory Coast v Senegal
Ghana v Egypt
Tunisia v Cameroon
Burkina Faso v Algeria


  1. Well,i will say its a favourable draw 4 eagles,but a delicates draw 4 d ethiopians!be dat as it may,d eagles inevitably needs to be on top of their game against d ethiopians if they r to secure a ticket to d mundia,d eagles are soo ineficient wen it comes to d utilization of dead balls,a major set back 4 d eagles,even at dat,ethiopians will be beaten,with due respect to them,the curent eagles will be tooo hot for dem to handle!

  2. I love my country Ethiopia,i am so impressed by our young team,but Nigeria is by far the best team in africa…so….the champions should represent africa


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