Nigeria won the African title for a record eighth time in Cameroun two years ago (Image courtesy Caf)

African champions Nigeria will take on South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in Group B at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, following the draw held on Sunday in the host nation, Ghana.

The Super Falcons will open their campaign against the Banyana Banyana on 18 November in Cape Coast before facing Zambia at the same venue three days later.

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The eight-time winners will complete their group phase matches with their clash with Kenya on 24 November.

Elsewhere, hosts Ghana were grouped alongside 2016 runners-up Cameroon, Mali and Algeria in Group A.

The Black Queens will take on the north Africans in the opening match of the competition on 17 November at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The top two sides in the groups will progress to the semi-finals, while the eventual top three teams qualify for the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.