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The draw for the qualifying tournament for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be staged on Friday  at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Twenty teams will be drawn into five groups of four teams each to play on home and away basis from October 2016 to November 2017 with the overall winners advancing to the World Cup.

The qualifiers include Algeria,Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, South Africa, Mali, Guinea, Cape Verde and Cameroon.

Nigeria have qualified for five World Cups previously – 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014.

They reached the Round of 16 in 1994, 1998 and 2014

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