Super Eagles Get New Dates For 2019 AFCON Qualifiers

Super Eagles Get New Dates For 2019 AFCON Qualifiers

By Johnny Edward:
The Super Eagles match day two clash against Seychelles in the qualifying series for the 2019 African Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon has been rescheduled to hold during the week of September 3 to September 11, 2018, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed.
The ties were earlier scheduled for March 19 to March 27, 2018 but have been postponed to allow the five teams representing Africa at the World Cup use the FIFA window to prepare with friendly matches.
Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal are the five countries representing Africa at the 2018 World Cup.
For match day 3, the Super Eagles will face Libya at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo on the on October 8 with (match day four) the reverse fixture in Tripoli a week later.
Nigeria will face South Africa on match day five in Durban between the days of November 12 to November  20. The Super Eagles lost their opening Group E fixture at home to South Africa 2-0 in Uyo.


  • Very good decision indeed.

  • Bad decision. Friendly matches are not competitive like qualifiers. They should have use full squad to determine the level of world cup preparedness

    • I thank same. Play your full squad in a competitive match, to know thier true strenght.At the world cup there will be no room for the frindly 6 changes .

    • How can u be going to the world cup to face the best and you play Seychelles in d name of qualifiers? Do u guys think that caf doesn’t have sense abi. Other participants in d world cup will b playing tune up matches with various countries from different continents, and u guys r here saying is good.

    • U guys may right but I think is good decision… Bcos d last friendly match super eagles play agains Argentina didn’t ceem lk friendly they shows seriousness…… My only advice to NFA & CAF…Is dey shul arrange friendly match with foreign countries dat wul motivate opinion ooooo

    • Good Decision.
      It’s better we use same full squad and play grade A friendlies than play Seychelles and win and feel we are on the right part.

  • Mr Eboh Chuks i thank you for yiur suggestion but be reminded that at the world cup, all African teams will start the competition by playing teams from other parts of the world and not Africa. For that reason it makes sense that they engage in friendly matches with teams from different parts of the world to get used to their opponents style of play. Kudos to CAF for this wise decision.

  • Beautiful decision…. Kudos to caf.

  • Fantastic decision

  • Beautiful one from CAF. It show that they mean us well and they want us to do well by having the best preparation

  • Pls can somebody kindly tell me the chances nigeria has in qualifying for the 2019 nation cup? am asking bcos of d 2 nill lose to south Africa. can ll still qualify? thanks

  • I can sense Amaju Pinnick here. Its OK anyway.

  • God bless supper eagle God bless Rohr God bless nigeria

  • Good governance…………..#newcaf

  • BEST DECISION 4 Africa teams to excel at d world stage if properly utilized