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Africa Cup of Nations flops Nigeria and South Africa face tricky matches in Zambia and Burkina Faso this weekend when the group phase of 2018 World Cup qualifying kicks off.So the former Cup of Nations title-holders want to seek redemption by filling two of the five African places at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Five-time World Cup qualifiers Nigeria appear to have the tougher task after being placed with Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia, undoubtedly the 'group of death' among five four-team mini-leagues.Zambia also failed to reach the 2017 Africa Cup, coming third in a group won by minnows Guinea-Bissau, so the pressure on Nyirenda is almost as much as that on opposite number Gernot Rohr.Cameroon will be up against it in Blida, a city where Algeria are virtually invincible and scored seven goals each against Ethiopia and Tanzania within the past 12 months.
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