Super Eagles’ fans will watch the team live for the last time before the 2019 Nations Cup when they confront the Zimbabweans and Gernot Rohr’s men will be keen to bid their fans farewell with a convincing victory.
Both teams are expected to offer a sneak preview of how prepared they are for the AFCON, with Nigeria seeded in Group B and rated to go far in the finals and Zimbabwe believing it can punch above its weight in a pool also having host nation Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
While Egypt 2019 will be Nigeria’s 18th appearance at the AFCON, Zimbabwe’s Warriors are making only their fourth appearance, following group stage exits in 2004, 2006 and 2017.
In fact, Nigeria was one of the reasons Zimbabwe crashed out at group stage in 2006, as the Super Eagles defeated the Warriors 2-0 in Port Said, with one of the goals from Mikel Obi.
Incidentally, the midfield enforcer and 14 –year veteran of the Super Eagles is returning to the group on Saturday after one year out.
The Nigeria v Zimbabwe friendly game kicks off by 5pm today June 8 2019. The venue is the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba.
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