AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Suffer Defeat In Senegal Friendly

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Suffers Defeat In Senegal Friendly

Nigeria vs Senegal Friendly in Egypt (Twitter/NFF)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday bowed to the Teranga Lions of Senegal 1-0 in their final build-up game to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) commencing in Egypt on Friday, 21 June.

Concise News reports that the match between the West African nations was played behind closed doors as the two teams fine-tune their rhythm ahead of Africa’s biggest football party.

The sole goal was scored in the first half of the encounter by Everton’s Idrissa Gueye.

The decision to play the match out of the public eye was been backed by CAF.

Some of the Eagles who featured in the match include Daniel Akpeyi, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Obi, William Troost-Ekong, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi and Samuel Kalu.

Three-time African champions, Nigeria will play in Group B at the Nations Cup alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.

Their opening match at the tournament will be against Burundi on June 22 at the Alexandria Stadium.


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Ridwan is a trained communicator who specialises in football and squash. He has been published by African Examiner. He provides professional coverage of general news, politics and sports, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first Nigerian interview with South Africa's no. 1 male squash player, Jean-Pierre Brits. He is a proud Nigerian and campaigner for #NigeriaIsOurs.


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