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Rohr Reveals Friendlies Super Eagles Will Play Ahead Afcon 2019



Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that Nigeria will take on Ghana and Senegal in international friendly games before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Nigeria had been drawn in Group B alongside Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea.

The 2019 AFCON, which is the first to feature 24 teams, will hold in six venues in Egypt, between June 21 and July 19.

Speaking to SuperSport after the draw in Egypt, Gernot Rohr said the games will help the Eagles prepare well ahead of the tournament.

He said: “First the (Nigeria) players have to finish the season well and to be careful not to have injuries.

“And also to recover very well after a long season because it’s not easy to play this AFCON in the summer with the hot weather.

“We are confident but it will not be easy. All the teams are strong. Burundi had the second highest goal scorer in the qualifiers behind Odion Ighalo.

“But we can be confident because we’ll have good preparations and friendlies, one normally against Ghana in Nigeria and the second one I think against Senegal here in Egypt.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.