Zimbabwe to Arrive Asaba June 6 For Super Eagles Friendly

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Zimbabwe are expected in Nigeria on June 6 for the international friendly match against Nigeria ahead of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The friendly will hold at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, June 8 as the Super Eagles begin their final phase of preparations for the AFCON on June 2 when the team camp’s opens in Asaba.

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick reaffirmed that the Super Eagles would play two friendly games before the kick off of the AFCON in Egypt.

“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,” said Pinnick.

The day after the match, the Eagles will depart Asaba for Egypt where they will set up a final training camp.

On Sunday, June 16, Nigeria will play the Teranga Lions of Senegal in their final tune-up game.

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After the Senegal friendly, Nigeria national team and crew will move to Alexandria, venue of their Group B games, where they take on Burundi on June 22, Guinea on June 26 and then Madagascar on June 30.

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