AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Battle Senegal Ahead Of Championship

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By Akinwale Kasali

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to trade tackles against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in a friendly encounter ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament to be hosted in Egypt.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and the Senegalese Football Association reached a conclusion that the two African soccer power house will play each other in testing the strength of their teams and their preparedness ahead of the championship.

Earlier, the Zimbabwean Football Association has also indicated interest to play the 2013 AFCON champions ahead of the tournament.

The Super Eagles are grouped alongside, Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar.

Coach of the team, Gernot Rohr, said he is not leaving any stone unturned, as all the players that will make the squad will merit it, as there won’t be any form of favouritism.

The last time the Super Eagles played Senegal, it ended 1-1 in London, with Kelechi Iheanacho equalising for the Eagles fron the spot.

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