AFCON 2019: Nigeria to play Ghana, Senegal


AFCON 2019: Nigeria to play Ghana, Senegal

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has disclosed that Nigeria will tackle Ghana and Senegal in international friendly games before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt start on June 21.

According to Rohr, the games will help the Eagles prepare well ahead of the tournament.

Nigeria has been drawn against debutants Madagascar and Burundi, with Guinea completing Group B.

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“First the (Nigeria) players have to finish the season well and to be careful not to have injuries,” Rohr told SuperSport.

“And also to recover very well after a long season because it’s not easy to play this AFCON in the summer with the hot weather.

“We are confident but it will not be easy. All the teams are strong. Burundi had the second highest goal scorer in the qualifiers behind Odion Ighalo.

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“But we can be confident because we’ll have good preparations and friendlies, one normally against Ghana in Nigeria and the second one I think against Senegal here in Egypt.”

The 2019 AFCON, which is the first to feature 24 teams, will hold in six venues in Egypt, between June 21 and July 19.



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