AFCON 2019: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

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.

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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

Brazzaville.

 

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.

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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

forward to.

 

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.

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