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Super Eagles, Warriors Fly, Arrive Together In Ismailia; Rohr’s Squad Begin Final AFCON Preparation

Super Eagles, Warriors Fly, Arrive Together In Ismailia; Rohr’s Squad Begin Final AFCON Preparation

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Warriors of Zimbabwe extended their friendly meeting beyond the pitch by flying together to Ismailia, Egypt on Sunday evening, Completesports.com reports.

According to thenff.com, Super Eagles and the Zimbabweans flew a chartered Max Air plane from Asaba to Ismailia on Sunday. The two aides clashed in an international friendly match at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday which ended goalless.

The Max Air plane stopped at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, to refuel before continuing flight to Ismailia.

The Nigerian and Zimbabwean contingents went their separate ways in Ismailia, to continue their final preparation for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off on June 21.

The Super Eagles have already moved into the posh Hotel Mercure in Ismailia along with their technical and administrative crews.


Warriors of Zimbabwe at Asaba Airport before departure

Gernot Rohr will now have full concentration with his 23-man squad in the north-eastern Egyptian city after Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi were dropped from the 25-man provisional list for AFCON 2019.

Super Eagles will face the Teranga Lions of Senegal in their last pre-tournament friendly on Sunday June 16 in Ismailia before moving over to Alexandria where they will stay for all their AFCON 2019 Group B matches.

Super Eagles will clash with Burundi on June 22, face Guinea on June 26 before rounding off their group games against Madagascar on June 30.

Zimbabwe are in Group A of AFCON 2019 alongside hosts Egypt, Uganda and DR Congo.

The Warriors will face the Pharaohs in the tournament’s opening game on Friday June 21.

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  • Raphael 5 years ago

    That’s nice and fair. Nigeria is the senior brother & sister to all Africa nation.

  • Ronald Odion Adaghebalu 5 years ago

    isoorite o! buh wat is pure water cooler doing at Asaba international airport?

  • BestSports 5 years ago

    Hello Forumite! OGA Bestsports is back again just in time for the nations cup of Afrika! Hope you all in the house and just readers have missed my passionate analysis, I have missed you all. BestSports has read every comment from afar since after the world cup. The same world cup oga rohr bottled for Nigeria by been way too afraid and conservative in approach to snatch victory against all odd. Defensive substitution at 75min could have given Nigeria a much needed draw to advance from the group. Fast forward to now, Can oga rohr be able to tactically uplift Nigeria? Strategies that grabs unmerited victory, can he? My answer is No based on past events. For now, dropping iheanacho and semi ajayi are spot on! Especially semi ajayi because he is not robust enough with power play and bullish game that africa nations cup are known for. His time will come! Good goalkeepers are our problem for now. No top quality, our three keepers are baskets keepers! If Ezenwa is fit? He is a slightly better keeper to hold fort. Great selection altogether. We must dutifully wish them well successfully. Because anything apart from the trophy is a straightforward failure. Over to you Mr rohr.

  • Omo9ja 5 years ago

    @BestSports, lolz. Thank you very much. Well spoken. They will come out in numbers to attack you now. Coach Rohr fans doesn’t love their Country. So, I’m not the only one seeing this?

    There’s hope for Nigeria then. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Ralph Palmer 5 years ago

    I always think Nigeria has got a really good young players especially in the midfield and attacking department but I just think they are not that sleek in playing together, I dunno know If i`m wrong but i think the team is too individualistic. I mean that 94 Team work is missing even though we ve got the players who can do it, hopefully this AFCON will be different.

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