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Nigeria missed out on the last edition of the continental competition.

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Nigeria’s home-based senior men’s national team known as the Super Eagles B will confront either the Ghanaian or Benin Republic home-based national team in the last round of qualifiers for the 2023 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Algeria. Benin Republic and Ghana will slug it out in a two-legged first-round play-off. The winner of both encounters will confront the Super Eagles B team. The first leg of the match between Nigeria and any of the duo is expected to hold in August 2022, while the second leg will hold in September 2022 as the winner of both legs will feature in the 2023 CHAN edition.
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Nigeria missed out on the last edition of the continental showpiece hosted by Cameroon and will be looking to redeem its image by qualifying for the 2023 edition. Nigeria’s most successful outing in the history of the competition was finishing second in the 2018 edition after a 4-0 defeat to the Atlas Lions of Morocco in the final match. The Moroccans would go on to defend their title during the 2020 edition in Cameroon with a 2-0 win over Mali in the final game at the AhmadouAhidjo Stadium, Yaounde.
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The 2023 edition will be the biggest in the history of the tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football as 18 teams are set to vie for the trophy. It is scheduled to hold from January 8-31, 2023. The competition is exclusively for players featuring in the domestic league of their country.


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This article was first published on 31st May 2022


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