Nigeria in Group C at the draws held in Cairo Tuesday night also had Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic and Liberia.
Cape Verde is the only country in the group apart from Nigeria to be at the last AFCON. CAR are yet to qualify while Liberia are also in AFCON wilderness.
Nigeria will welcome the Lone Stars of Liberia in the opening Group C match to be likely decided at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City in October.
Both sides met in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers. Liberia-inspired by the then captain and now president of the country George Opong Weah- defeated Nigeria 1-0 in Monrovia but lost 3-0 to Nigeria in Port Harcourt.
Nigeria went ahead to qualify for the world cup in 2002 after gruelling tough qualifying matches