Just before the beginning of the African Cup of Nations, the national team of Nigeria will play two friendlies. The pre-season games are going to be against Zimbabwe and Senegal. Super Eagles will go and fight with both teams on 8th of June and 16th of June, respectively.

According to thenff.com, the Nigerian players will prepare for the AFCON in Asaba from 2nd of June. As arena of the first game will be Stephen Keshi Stadium. Just after this friendly, the Super Eagles will fly to Ismaili, Egypt for their second game from the pre-season preparation. They are going to face Senegal on 16th of June on Ismailia Stadium. By this time, Senegal are the number one ranked team in Africa.

Speaking for the upcoming games, the NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick said yesterday: “We have sealed the matches with the Warriors of Zimbabwe and the Lions of Teranga and these are two matches we are really looking forward to. There cannot possibly be a better way to get into the AFCON spirit than playing the number one–ranked team in Africa just before the finals begin.”

Definitely, Senegal are a real danger to Nigeria, moreover the Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane confirmed that he is going to take part in the pre-season games. And this will turn into a very serious test for the Super Eagles, just before the beginning of the AFCON. Day later, Nigerian national team will fly to Alexandria, which is the venue of the Group B. The games are against Burundi on June 22, Guinea on June 26 and Madagascar on June 30.

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