The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will face the Desert Foxes of Algeria in a two-legged play-off tie for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Indomitable Lions were paired against the Algerians during the draw that was conducted last Saturday, January 22 in Douala on the sidelines of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Indomitable Lions will host the Algerians in the first leg with the ongoing African Champions hosting second leg. The aggregate winner will automatically qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Cameroon have never lost a competitive game against Algeria, winning six and drawing two of their previous meetings. Cameroon’s only defeat against Algeria dates back to 1995 during the Belier Africa Tournament.
Either Salah Or Mane
The draw conducted in Douala last weekend also set up some mouth-watering clashes with the Teranga Lions of Senegal drawn against the Pharaohs of Egypt as Liverpool team mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane coming head-to-head.
Rivalry will be renewed between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana for a place into the 2022 FIFA World Cup after the two were drawn together.
The last time Ghana lost to Nigeria was at the 2006 World Cup; since then, Ghana have recorded three victories and one draw in the four encounters played.
In the other fixtures, the Democratic Republic of Congo will face Morocco while the Eagles of Mali face Tunisia.
The Confederation of African Football, CAF is yet to release the dates of these fixtures.