The Nigeria Football Federation has denied the report that the Super Eagles will play an international friendly match against the Atlas Lions of Morocco as part of preparations for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Reports in some sections of the sporting press on Thursday revealed that the Eagles will play the North African side in France before traveling to Egypt.
However this has been debunked by the federation’s spokesman, Ademola Olajire on Friday.
“We finalized our program leading up to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations long before now and have publicized same, and a match with the Atlas Lions of Morocco is not on the cards,” Olajire said.
“For avoidance of doubt, the Super Eagles will set up a camp in Asaba, Delta State as from Saturday, 2nd June, play a friendly with the Warriors of Zimbabwe on 8th June and fly to Egypt the following day.
“They will set up a final training camp in Ismailia and then play a friendly against Africa’s number one –ranked team, Senegal in Ismailia on 16th June. On 17th June, they will depart Ismailia for Alexandria – venue of their AFCON Group B matches.”
Three –time champions Nigeria will trade tackles with Burundi on 22nd June, confront Guinea on 26th June and tackle Madagascar on 30th June, all in Alexandria.
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The 32nd Africa Cup of Nations will hold in four Egyptian cities (Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Ismailia) 21st June – 19th July.
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