Nigeria to face Senegal, Benin Republic after missing Ghana clash ahead of AFCON

Nigeria to face Senegal, Benin Republic after missing Ghana clash ahead of AFCON

- Nigeria vs Ghana friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will no longer hold

- The Super Eagles will now battle Senegal and Benin republic ahead of AFCON 2019

- Nigeria are in Group B alongside Guinea and debutants Madagascar, Burundi

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will no longer clash with Ghana’s Black Stars in a friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

According to the BBC, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has revealed that the Gernot Rohr tutored-side, will face Senegal’s Teranga Lions in Egypt before the commencement of hostilities of the AFCON 2019.

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"Our team will face Senegal in Egypt before the start of the Nations Cup tournament," noted NFF's general secretary Mohammed Sanusi, who also hinted that plans are underway to play Benin Republic as replacement for Ghana.

Interestingly, Rohr was reportedly looking forward to face two serious AFCON contenders, Senegal and Ghana ahead of the tournament in Egypt.

Nigeria are in Group B alongside Guinea and debutants Madagascar and Burundi.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi set a new Premier League record after helping Arsenal beat Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road on Monday night.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's tenth minute goal was all the visitors needed to secure maximum points away from home.

Barely one minute after the goal, the Hornets captain Troy Deeney was handed his marching order for a serious tackle on Lucas Torreira.

Stats however reveals that the Nigerian forward completed seven key passes during the fixture and set a new record in a Premier League match this season.

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