Nigeria’s journey to the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations promises to be a challenging one, as they find themselves in Group D alongside Gernot Rohr’s Benin Republic ‘Cheetahs’, Libya, and Rwanda.

The draw, administered by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), sets the stage for a compelling reunion with Rohr, the former coach of the Super Eagles who now leads Benin’s national team.

Rohr, who recently orchestrated a surprising victory over Nigeria in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, will now face his former team in a bid to secure qualification for the 2025 AFCON in Morocco.

The encounter adds an intriguing dimension to Nigeria’s campaign, especially following their unexpected setback in the World Cup qualifiers.

With Libya and Rwanda also posing formidable challenges in Group D, Nigeria’s Super Eagles are determined to redeem themselves and reclaim their status as a powerhouse in African football.

The upcoming qualifiers, kicking off in September, promise intense competition as each team vies for a coveted spot at the continental tournament.

As Nigerian fans eagerly await the showdowns ahead, the clash with Rohr’s Benin Republic side stands out as a pivotal moment in the qualification quest.

The Super Eagles will need to navigate a tough group scenario, showcasing their resilience and determination to secure their place among Africa’s footballing elite.