Nigeria’s preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations begin today as the Super Eagles are expected to converge in Asaba, Delta State.
Coach Gernot Rohr revealed a list of 25 players, most of them foreign-based with three home-based on standby for the camp, which will see the Eagles take on Zimbabwe on June 8 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
“This first phase of camping will also take in a friendly match, against equally Egypt-bound Warriors of Zimbabwe, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on June 8,” said Ademola Olajire, Nigeria Football Federation communications director.
“The team will spend a full week perfecting tactics and strategies, before taking on Africa’s number one-ranked team Senegal in another friendly in Ismailia.
“On June 17, the three-times champions will travel to Alexandria, the venue of their Group B matches against Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar,” he added.