Nigeria have been drawn to square up against Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in the penultimate round of the qualifying race for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.

Reports say the draw for the qualifiers took place at a simple but colourful ceremony in Cairo, Egypt.

It was conducted by CAF’s Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu, Ivorian Clementine Toure and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, Marcel Desailly.

The 40 teams remaining in the race on the African continent were drawn into 10 groups of four teams each, with six-time finalists Nigeria heading Group C.

The Eagles are already billed to head westward twice in their remaining campaign for a place at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Cotonou, Benin Republic