AFCON 2019: NFF Dismisses Eagles, Morocco Friendly Match Talks
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Contrary to an earlier report confirming a friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Atlas Lions of Morocco, the Nigeria Football Federation said there is no such development.

Online news medium owngoalnigeria.com had said sources in Morocco revealed that the national team of Morocco had lined up a friendly with Nigeria ‎in France.

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Reacting to the report, the NFF said; “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,” NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, said on Friday.

“For the 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.”

The three-time African champions will tackle Burundi on 22nd June, confront Guinea on 26th June and engage Madagascar on 30th June, all in Alexandria.