This is Naija News compilation of the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) news online for today, Saturday, June 15th, 2019.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped to 45th spot in the latest FIFA world ranking released by International Federation of Association Football.
This means Nigeria dropped down three places in the ranking released on Friday.
However, the Super Eagles remain third in Africa ahead of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt.
Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, while speaking on retirement stated that he might not take up a role in football when he retires.
Ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the 32-year-old has admitted that his days as a player are numbered.
“Life after football? I don’t know if I will still be in the game, I have a lot of things going on.”
Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt Afcon 2019 Favourites – Rohr
Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has named Senegal, Tunisia and Egypt as favourites for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.
“We are not the favourites to win it, the favourite is Egypt at home then the team number one in Africa is Senegal, then Tunisia,” Rohr told Goal.
“We are number three in the rankings officially so we should go until the semi-final, now we focus on the first match against Burundi. All our focus is on this match then we will see how it can go on. Of course, we have to come out of this group.
“The ideal [objective] will be [to finish in] first place so we could stay in Alexandria but it will be difficult, our opponents are good teams.”
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