Nigeria needed a late goal from substitute Odion Ighalo to claim a 1-0 win over a brave Burundi side playing their first-ever AFCON match.
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The 24 qualifiers for the expanded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are naming their 23-man squads for the showpiece tournament.
Some of the continent's less-heralded sides have made the most of the Africa Cup of Nations' expanded format.
A 1-1 draw at home to Gabon in Bujumbura on Saturday ensured qualification for Burundi, sparking wild celebrations.
Burundi qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time on Saturday, and they were joined by Cameroon, Guinea Bissau and Namibia.
After beating Germany in the Nations League, the Dutch eye a repeat vs. their old foes, while England hope to continue their upward trajectory.
CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonya is confident that the region is braced for a 'new chapter' of success in continental competitions.
The former England international's opener was cancelled out by a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equaliser in Saturday's AFCON qualifier.
Forward Saido Berahino is eligible to play for Burundi in next month's African Nations Cup qualifiers.
The former England U-21 international has had his nationality switch ratified by FIFA.
Jordaan was one of three prospective candidates to back out of the FIFA Council race just before next week's votes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.