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Super Eagles begin preparation for 2019 AFCON

The Super Eagles of Nigeria preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations began on Sunday  in Asaba, Delta State.

Coach Gernot Rohr revealed a list of 25 players, most of them foreign-based with three home-based on standby for the camp, which will see the Eagles take on Zimbabwe on June 8 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.

A statement from the director of communication, Nigeria Football Federation revealed that the first phase of camping will kick off with a friendly game against equally Egypt-bound Warriors of Zimbabwe, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on June 8. The team will spend a full week perfecting tactics and strategies, before taking on Africa’s number one-ranked team Senegal in another friendly in Ismailia.

“This first phase of camping will also take in a friendly match, against equally Egypt-bound Warriors of Zimbabwe, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on June 8,” said Ademola Olajire, Nigeria Football Federation communications director.

“The team will spend a full week perfecting tactics and strategies, before taking on Africa’s number one-ranked team Senegal in another friendly in Ismailia.

“On June 17, the three-time champions will travel to Alexandria, the venue of their Group B matches against Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar,” he added.

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