The Super Eagles of Nigeria in their
preparation for the TotalAfcon 2019 will play
friendlies against Zimbabwe and Senegal in
the month of june,the NFF.com can confirm.
The Three times African champion will open
their camp in Asaba and play their first
friendly against Zimbabwe in June 8 at the
Stephen Keshi Stadium.
Zimbabwe finished top of a qualifying group
that included two-time African champions,
Democratic Republic of Congo, a resurgent
Liberia and 1972 AFCON winners, Congo
On Sunday, 16th June, the Eagles will file out
against Africa’s number one –ranked team,
Senegal at the Ismailia Stadium in their final
tune –up game.
This is a match to look forward to, between
Africa’s number one and number three –
ranked teams, just few days to the kick –off of
the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation,
Amaju Melvin Pinnick said on Thursday: “We
have sealed the matches with the Warriors of
Zimbabwe and the Lions of Teranga and
these are two matches we are really looking
There cannot possibly be a better way to get
into the AFCON spirit than playing the
number one –ranked team in Africa just
before the finals begin.”
His Senegalese counterpart, Augustine
Senghor, stated: “We shall only have one
friendly match against Nigeria as we prepare
for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.”
Apart from being Africa’s number one –
ranked team, the Lions of Teranga have in
their ranks the revered Liverpool FC of
England pointman Sadio Mane.
They come up against a Nigeria side also
brimming with talent, depth and creativity.
The day after the clash with Senegal, the
Super Eagles’ delegation will move to
Alexandria, venue of their Group B games.
They take on Burundi on 22nd June, tackle
Guinea on 26th June and confront
Madagascar on 30th June.