Nigeria are in Group C of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers alongside South Africa, Benin Republic, Rwanda, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe.
On Thursday, the draws was conducted in Abidjan, Cote’d’Ivoire.
The Eagles’ tie with West-African neighbours, Benin Republic will be the first against former manager, Gernot Rohr since he was relieved from his position in 2021.
Nigeria will qualify automatically for the expanded World Cup to be co-hosted by the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada if they finish first from their group at the end of the group games.
Meanwhile, the four best runners-up from the groups will play in a CAF Play-Off tournament.
The winner of the CAF Play-Off Tournament will, however, play in the FIFA Play-off Tournament.
The first round of games is slated to take place between November 13-21 but it is unknown when the Super Eagles will play their first match.
See the full draw:
Group A: Egypt, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Djibouti
Group B: Senegal, Congo DR, Mauritania, Togo, Sudan, South Sudan
Group C: Nigeria, South Africa, Benin, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Lesotho
Group D: Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Angola, Libya, Eswatini, Mauritius
Group E: Morocco, Zambia, Congo, Tanzania, Niger, Eritrea
Group F: Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Kenya, The Gambia, Burundi, Seychelles
Group G: Algeria, Guinea, Uganda, Mozambique, Botswana, Somalia
Group H: Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Namibia, Malawi, Liberia, São Tomé and Príncipe
Group I: Mali, Ghana, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Comoros, Chad