Nigeria vs Zimbabwe: Super Eagles step up AFCON 2019 preparations with Warriors test game

Nigeria vs Zimbabwe: Super Eagles step up AFCON 2019 preparations with Warriors test game

- Nigeria vs Zimbabwe friendly match gets the attention of all football fans in the country on Saturday

- Mikel, Kalu and Chukwueze were all impressive for the national team during training for the Super Eagles

- The match will be staged at the Stephen Keshi Stadium by 5pm

Preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are in top gears as the Super Eagles battle Zimbabwe in a friendly match at the Stephen Keshi Stadium this weekend.

Nigeria have been drawn in Group B alongside Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar for the first ever Summer AFCON championship.

Coach Gernot Ronh's men will get their campaign started against Burundi on June 22 before facing Guinea and Madagascar.

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However, the three time African champions have began the final phase of their preparations in a bid to win their fourth title in the history of the competition.

Nigeria vs Zimbabwe: Super Eagles step up AFCON 2019 preparations with Warriors test game

Super Eagles finalise preparations for Zimbabwe friendly in Asaba
Source: UGC

Legit.ng gathers that all invited players are in camp as they trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Thursday evening.

According to reports from out team in Delta, Eagles captain John Obi Mikel, who recently returned to the squad after about one year was one star to watch in training.

Nigeria vs Zimbabwe: Super Eagles step up AFCON 2019 preparations with Warriors test game

Warm up session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba
Source: UGC

Nigeria vs Zimbabwe: Super Eagles step up AFCON 2019 preparations with Warriors test game

Captain Mikel Obi leads his teammates during training session
Source: Original

The midfielder was said to have impressed both the coaching crew and fans at the stadium during the process.

Mikel Obi played the second stanza of the outgone season at Championship side Middlesbrough- where he won the heart of fans at the club.

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Another player who caught the attention of everyone during training was Samuel Chukwueze - the Villarreal youngster.

Nigeria vs Zimbabwe: Super Eagles step up AFCON 2019 preparations with Warriors test game

Mikel Obi showing his teammates how to run the show with his ball juggling skills
Source: UGC

Nigeria vs Zimbabwe: Super Eagles step up AFCON 2019 preparations with Warriors test game

Arsenal star Alex Iwobi getting ready to replicate his Premier League form for the Super Eagles
Source: UGC

The winger justified his inclusion in the 25-man list called up by the manager, however, it is unsure if he will make the final shortlist at the end of the camping.

Samuel Kalu, Bordeaux star was also impressive in training during their preparations for the test game against Zimbabwe.

Nigeria vs Zimbabwe: Super Eagles step up AFCON 2019 preparations with Warriors test game

Entire Super Eagles squad pose for picture after light training session
Source: UGC

Nigeria vs Zimbabwe: Super Eagles step up AFCON 2019 preparations with Warriors test game

Leon Balogun, Iwobi and Ola Aina in a stretegic meeting for the friendly
Source: UGC

They will continue training later today before the match proper on Saturday, June 8, after which they jet out to Egypt for the final phase of the preparations.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Gernot Rohr says players with less playing time at their clubs will play the friendly against Zimbabwe in Asaba.

These Super Eagles stars include the likes of of Leon Balogun and Kelechi Iheanacho who struggled with Brighton and Leicester City respectively.

And the German tactician is ready to start helping them work on their fitness ahead of the AFCON 2019 tournament.

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