This is Naija News compilation of the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) news online for today, Monday, June 17th, 2019.
Afcon 2019: Senegal Defeats Super Eagles In Friendly
The Super Eagles of Nigeria were defeated 1-0 tby Senegal in a friendly before the commencement of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Everton’s Idrissa Gueye scored the only goal of the game in the first half.
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, played what might be his preferred starting XI at the tournament,.
Nigeria will now depart for Alexandria, ahead of their opening fixture against Burundi on June 22.
Sadio Mane To Miss Senegal’s First Game At Afcon 2019
Sadio Mane will miss Senegal’s opening game at the 2019 Afcon after picking up a suspension.
This was confirmed by Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse.
The Liverpool star will not feature against Tanzania after picking up two yellow cards in the earlier AFCON qualifiers.
The 27-year-old winger was booked in Senegal’s away win to Equatorial Guinea in November last year and also in their 2-0 victory over Madagascar on March 23.
Ndidi Warns Super Eagles Ahead Afcon
Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi has warned that Nigeria’s opponents in Group B could pull a surprise against the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
The Super Eagles will take on two debutants in Madagascar and Burundi, plus an experienced Guinea.
“I don’t think it is an easy group for me, there is no easy team in modern football. No matter the name, the only matter is the 90 minutes of the game,” Ndidi told Goal.
“We can get a shock in this group so we have to stay focused on the game, not on how easy it is, and ignore what people say.
“We will play tough games against very good teams and our target is to be on top by the end of group stages.”
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