The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn against the Black Queens of Ghana and Kenya in the preliminary round of the 10th Africa women Cup of Nations (AWCON) billed for Cameroon.
In the draws conducted on Sunday at the Palais Polyvalent des Sports, Yaounde, Nigeria will also be facing Mali in Group B of the biennial football showpiece.
Meanwhile, Group A consists of hosts Cameroon, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Egypt.
The top two teams from the preliminary stages will qualify for the semi final stage of the competition.
According to the schedule, the opening game will take place between Cameroon and Egypt at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.
Nigeria on their part will start their title defence against Mali at the Stade Municipal de Limbe.
The Coach Florence Omagbemi tutored side are the reigning champions and will be gunning for a record eighth African women title.
The AWCON 2016 will kick of on the 19th of November and end on December 3rd.