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Senegal Confirm Super Eagles Friendly Ahead AFCON 2019

Senegal Confirm Super Eagles Friendly  Ahead  AFCON 2019

Senegalese Football Association president,  Augustin Senghor has confirmed that the  Terangha Lions will face three-time African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a friendly game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt,  Completesports.com reports.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr revealed last Friday after the draw for the competition that his side will play  two  pre-tournament friendlies against Ghana and Senegal.


“We have two friendlies against Ghana and Senegal, “Rohr stated.

“Ghana in Nigeria and Senegal probably one week before the tournament here in Egypt.”

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“It would be a great showpiece of football, but it is important for our players to avoid injuries as the season heads towards the end.”

According to a report in Afrik-foot. com Senghor and president of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Melvin Pinnick met after the draw to discuss modalities concerning the friendly fixture  and the former is keen for the game to go ahead.

Head coach  of the Terangha Lions Aliou Cisse and Rohr were also present at the meeting .

The two coaches are expected to meet later to decide on the venue game and other important details.The Super Eagles will face Guinea,  Madagascar and Burundi in Group B.

Former champions, the Desert Foxes of Algeria,  Tanzania and Kenya are Senegal’s opponent in Group C.



By Adeboye Amosu








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  • It’s a good test

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Very good test it is. Thanks to NFF once more

  • A good mixture of acting and talking. Since the second test will be so close to the commencement of hostilities, the players should avoid injury as much as possible.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    A friendly against Ghana (our biggest rivals in football after Cameroon) close to the same tournament we are contending with them is a big risk. Nigeria has never had a ‘friendly’ match with Ghana in the last few decades. I just pray we do not loose any of our key players in these matches. Senegal might be fine since we’ve not had any bad blood with them ever….but with ghana…caution must be the keyword..!