AFCON 2019: NIGERIA Vs ZIMBABWE FRIENDLY FOR JUNE 8 IN ASABA

June 7, 2019 Frederick Odu No comments exist

Nigeria will on Saturdy, June 8, at the Stephen Keshi stadium Asaba, take on Zimbabwe in a friendly match preparatory to the 2019 AFCON tournament.

Ahead of the encounter, the Super Eagles had an intense training session on Thursday, June 6, shortly after which four of the team members – Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi were mobbed by fans as they made their way to the team’s bus

The excited fans struggled to touch the players they often watched on television and also take pictures and selfies with them.

Nigeria will travel to face Senegal in Egypt on Sunday, June 16.

The Super Eagles will be competing in their 18th AFCON tournament in Egypt and have been drawn in Group B alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.

The Nigerian side will kick off their AFCON 2019 campaign with a game against Burundi on Saturday, June 22.

They will also take on Guinea on Wednesday, June 26 and Madagascar on Sunday, June 30 also in the group stage.

For the first time since the camp opened, Nigeria had a full house as the duo of William Troost-Ekong and Odion Ighalo arrived the Super Eagles Golden Tulip Hotel camp in Asaba just hours before training.

With their arrival, Coach Gernot Rohr now has the full complement of the 25 invited players in camp ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

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