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Super Eagles Begin AFCON 2019 Preparation In Asaba Today

Super Eagles Begin AFCON 2019 Preparation In Asaba Today

Three-time African champions, Super Eagles of Nigeria will begin final preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Asaba today (Sunday) Completesports.com reports.

The 25 players invited by head coach of the side, Gernot Rohr and the backroom staffs are expected to hit camp today.


The Super Eagles will take on the Warriors of Zimbabwe in their first friendly fixture ahead of the competition on Saturday, June 8 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Players and officials will travel to the Egyptian City of Ismaila the following day for the second phase of the preparation.


They will stay at the Hotel Mercure and spend a full week perfecting strategies and tactics before taking on the Terangha Lions of Senegal in another friendly on Sunday, June 16.

The West Africans will then travel to Alexandria, venue of their Group B matches against Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar on June 17.

Their first game is against debutants Burundi on Saturday, June 22nd.

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  • Good team list with tammy Abraham, Tomori,kalu Ikpeazu,Ike Ugbo of Chelsea,Anthony Ujah Mainz missing,he’s been scoring.But Eagles strong enough to beat Zimbabwe on the 8th at the Stephen keshi stadium.Zimbabwe have Billat,Kuduwashe Mahachi and Knowledge Musona in the team.Eagles should score a lot of goals.The better side.
    Terangha lions of Senegal have got the likes of Mane,Balde keita,Chiekou Kouyate,Idrissa Gueye of Everton,kalidou koulibaly,Napoli. Would pose greater challenge on June 16 but having left out Diame,Ba,Papiss Cisse,Biram Diouf,Diafra sakho Eagles should try to win that big game.
    Burundi would be thrashed by Gernot Rohr’s lads on 22nd.minnows. Guinea have only Naby Keita.Need to be careful and Madagascar a rollercoaster.