Nigeria’s next opponent at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be confirmed today (Tuesday).

The Super Eagles are through to the Round of 16 as Group A runners-up.

According to CAF’s official schedule, this means Jose Peseiro’s men will play the team that finishes second in Group C.

The final positions in Group C will be determined later today.

Senegal currently lead the way in that group with six points from two matches.

However, their last group match against Guinea has significant implications.

A win for Guinea who are second with four points, would propel them to the top of the group. If this happens, Senegal would drop to second place, setting up a showdown with Nigeria in the knockout stage.

However, a draw or a Senegal win would see the Teranga Lions maintain their position at the summit, ensuring Guinea finish second and become Nigeria’s last-16 adversary.

Cameroon, who have just one point from two games, must defeat Gambia and hope for favourable results elsewhere.

A significant win for Cameroon, combined with a massive win for Senegal over Guinea, could see the Indomitable Lions leapfrog the Guineans into second place and become the Super Eagles’ opponents.

AFCON: Super Eagles’ Round of 16 opponents to be confirmed today

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