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Afcon 2019: Super Eagles Draw Zimbabwe In Friendly

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday drew Zimbabwe in an international friendly played at the Asaba Stadium, Delta State.

Eagles coach Gernot Rohr used the friendly to watch some of his fringe players ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations holding in Egypt.

Nigeria dominated proceedings in the opening 45 minutes but lacked the scoring edge as Samuel Chuekwueze and Samuel Kalu both came close but couldn’t break the deadlock.

Zimbabwe resorted to counter-attack and their clear chance came in the 22nd minute, only for Nyasha Mushekwi to blast his shot over the bar.

The second half saw both teams making changes with Zimbabwe introducing five players while Rohr sent William Troost-Ekong, Ahmed Musa and Chidozie Awaziem in to replace Kenneth Omeruo, Samuel Kalu and Ola Aina respectively.

However, the changes had little effect on the game as both teams ended up sharing the spoils.

 


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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.