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NFF confirms Zimbabwe, Senegal pre-AFCON friendlies for Eagles



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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that the Super Eagles will face Zimbabwe and Senegal in pre-AFCON friendly matches in June.

Nigeria’s camp will open on June 2nd in Asaba, and the team will face the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on June 8th.

Days after, Gernot Rohr‘s men will take on Africa’s highest–ranked team, Senegal at the Ismailia Stadium in Egypt in their final tune-up game just few days to the kickoff of Nations Cup.

The Eagles have been drawn in Group B of the AFCON in which they will take on Burundi on 22nd June, tackle Guinea on 26th June and confront Madagascar on 30th of June.

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NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick said: “We have sealed the matches with the Warriors of Zimbabwe and the Lions of Teranga and these are two matches we are really looking forward to.

“There cannot possibly be a better way to get into the AFCON spirit than playing the number one –ranked team in Africa just before the finals begin.”

Senegalese FA President, Augustine Senghor, stated: “We shall only have one friendly match against Nigeria as we prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.”

Senegal will face Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania in the group stage of the continental flagship tournament.

Zimbabwe will take on hosts Egypt, Uganda and DR Congo.

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