FIFA has unveiled the pots for the African draws in preparation for the qualification series of the 2026 World Cup, which Canada, Mexico, and the United States will jointly host.
Nigeria has been included in Pot 1, alongside Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Cameroon, Algeria, Egypt, and Mali.
The group draw is scheduled to take place on July 12, 2023.
All participating countries will be placed into nine groups of six teams each, with the winners earning qualification for the tournament.
The top four teams finishing second place will compete in a mini-tournament, and the tournament winner will qualify for an intercontinental play-off.
The Super Eagles did not participate in the previous World Cup held in Qatar, as the Black Stars of Ghana eliminated them during the playoffs.
Pot 1: Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Cameroon, Mali, Egypt
Pot 2: Ghana, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, DR Congo, Guinea, Zambia, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea
Pot 3: Angola, Benin, Kenya, Mauritania, Congo, Uganda, Madagascar, Guinea Bissau, Namibia
Pot 4: Mozambique, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Malawi, Libya
Pot 5: Niger, Comoros, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Botswana, Liberia
Pot 6: Lesotho, South Sudan, Mauritius, Chad, Sao Tome, Djibouti, Seychelles, Eritrea, Somalia