Hosting the World Cup like Russia is for now out of reach for Nigeria, but the country has been confirmed as the hosts of the 2021 edition of the WAFU Cup of Nations.

This is according to a statement signed by the title sponsors of the sub-regional tournament.

According to, Senegal will stage the second edition of the competition in September 2019, while Nigeria will host the third edition of the competition in the same month in 2021.

The first revamped WAFU tournament was hosted by Ghana last year which saw the host nation crowned champions in what was a very successful event after the Black Stars hammered home-based Eagles 4-1 in the final.

The West African Union is made up of 16 countries who are divided into two zones.

Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and  Sierra Leone are in Zone A.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and  Togo are in Zone B.

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