Super Eagles To Play Two More Friendlies In June Ahead Of AFCON

Super Eagles To Play Two More Friendlies In June Ahead Of AFCON

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play two friendlies in the next FIFA free window in June in preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament reports Completesports.com.

The next FIFA free window is billed to hold from June 3rd to the 11th, according to the FIFA calendar for 2019.

The 32nd edition of the AFCON in Egypt will hold from June 15th to 13th July four days later.

According to a communique from the meeting of the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation on Monday, the three-time Africa champions will be backed to compete favourably for a fourth AFCON title and not just to make up the numbers in the tournament.

“After expressing its commitment to give maximum support to the prorgamme of the technical crew in order ensure victory for Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt this summer, the
Board approved that the Super Eagles play two more friendly matches during the FIFA –free window before the championship,” the communique reads.

“Committee reiterated an earlier position that Nigeria National Teams would always compete favourably for honours at major championships, and not attend simply to make up the number.”

Nigeria qualified for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt topping their group 1ith 13 points from six games after missing out on the last two editions.

By Johnny Edward.

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  • Abah-fada 2 years ago

    We should play either Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Morocco, Congo DR, or Cameroon.

    • K Baba 2 years ago

      I agree with Morocco. They are very tricky and they will be one of the favorites in Afcon. I think Cameroon isn’t a good idea as our players are liable to get injured due to the rough and career ending play of the Cameroonians. We played Senegal before the world cup but they will definitely be a good side to play due to the array of stars and the challlenge of our defenders handling the unpredictability and skillful touches of the Senegalese forwards especially the Man in form- Sadio Mane.