This is Naija News compilation of the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) news online for today, Thursday, June 20th, 2019.
Naija News has obtained the complete fixtures of the forthcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
This online news platform understands that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) organized event, will be held from June 21 to July 19, 2019, in Egypt, the most populous country in North Africa.
The biennial international men’s football championship of Africa was initially scheduled to hold June 15 – July 13 but was moved to June 21 – July 19 due to Ramadan observed by Muslims.
The 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament holding in Egypt will kick off on Friday, June 21 and run through Friday, July 19.
Naija News reports several teams have already arrived the North African country ahead of the commencement of the tournament with their eyes firmly set on lifting the trophy.
Naija News compiled 10 stars that are expected to light up the tournament alongside their teammates as the search for continental glory begins.
Burundi has been named as the toughest opponent the Super Eagles will face at the group stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt.
Nigeria’s coach Gernot Rohr stated this following Nigeria’s 1-0 defeat to Senegal on Sunday in their final warm-up match.
Nigeria is set to play against Burundi in their first Group B opener on 22 June.
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