Super Eagles kick off for her 4th African glory in Egypt: See Match FixturesJune 22, 2019
Super Eagles kick off for her 4th African glory in Egypt: See Match Fixtures
Super Eagles…Nigeria will start the journey for her fourth Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title today when the Super Eagles assume the Swallows of Burundi, in the opening match of Group B, at the 32nd release of the mainland soccer holiday, which got in progress yesterday, in Egypt.
On paper, the experience charged to commence at 6 p.m, inside the Alexandria Stadium, has the trappings of a David versus Goliath battle. Burundi is causing her introduction at the competition and the Swallows to have the unenviable fortune of confronting the Super Eagles, who are showing up and have lifted the pined for trophy multiple times – 1980, 1994 and 2013.
While Nigeria is as of now 45th in FIFA World positioning, Burundi is positioned an inaccessible 134th. The Swallows are, in this way, plainly the dark horses in the present conflict. In any case, the Super Eagles’ gaffer, Gernot Rohr, isn’t influenced by Nigeria’s scary family over Burundi and the other Group B rivals, Guinea and Madagascar, remembering that every one of them is equipped for springing shocks.
“The Burundi match will be our hardest in the gathering stage. When we hit the nail on the head, we can go on from that point,” Rohr said in front of the present conflict.
The Super Eagles passed up a great opportunity in the last two releases of the mainland show-stopper Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, and Rohr knows about the desire for Nigerians from his group in Egypt. With a 23-man squad involving 11 players younger than 24, the Super Eagles’ chief has conceded that the competition won’t be a casual get-together, be that as it may, regardless, guaranteed of a decent trip by his charges.
The German-French strategist relies on the accomplished trio of group chief, John Mikel Obi, bad habit commander, Ahmed Musa, and protector Kenneth Omeruo, who was in the Super Eagles squad that won the AFCON in 2013, in South Africa. He likewise savors the present types of a portion of his young strikers, including Villarreal of Spain winger, Samuel Chukwueze, Arsenal of England Alex Iwobi, Henry Onyekuru of Galatasaray of Turkey and Samuel Kanu who plays for Girondin Bordeaux of France.
“Nigerians can anticipate a group with great players. This group is youthful, yet we likewise have exceptionally experienced players; I think it is a mixed drink of energy and experience.
“Nigerians can expect a group with a battling soul too on the grounds that it is in the general population’s character to dependably contend energetically and give their best in all that they do,” Rohr said while reacting to the inquiry on Nigeria’s possibility in Egypt.
We likewise have in our gathering two groups (Burundi and Madagascar) who are newcomers, making it to the AFCON just because, and individuals think it’s anything but an intense gathering. Yet, I realize it won’t be anything but difficult to play against such nations. Those groups who are minnows, for the most part, have the eagerness. What’s more, Guinea is additionally a generally excellent side.
“We need to leave this gathering first before looking at proceeding to win the trophy. We will, in any case, need to go past the Round of 16 and afterward, we will play the quarter-last after which comes the semi-last before the last. You can see that we have a lot of diversions to play, yet we are prepared,” he included.
The Super Eagles will approach today around evening time’s down against Burundi with a 3-5-2 arrangement, in accordance with Rohr’s choice to play assaulting football at the competition.
One player who is required to inconvenience the Burundi safeguard today around evening time is Villarreal of Spain wing virtuoso, Samuel Chukwueze. Well known for his rankling pace on and off the ball, Chukwueze is appraised as a standout amongst the best wingers in Europe right now.
The left-footed winger is required to recreate his superlative structure for the Yellow Submarines in the as of late finished up the season when he puts on the green and white shading for Nigeria in Egypt.
Others expected to take the battle to the Burundians are Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Onyekuru, Iwobi, and Kanu.
Leicester City of England compulsive worker, Wilfred Ndidi, is relied upon to manage the pace of the game from the midfield, with help from Oghenekaro Etebo of Stoke City, while group chief, Mikel, acquires his abundance of experience ball circulation to hold up under in giving the executioner goes to the strikers to do the harm in advance.
Aside from Berahino Saido, an inside forward, who carries out his specialty for England Championship side, Stoke City, other Burundi players play in the local class and other neighboring African nations.
The Nigerian guard must, nonetheless, keep an eye out for JS Kabylie of Algeria striker, Fiston Abdou Razak, who leads the assault for the Burundi group. Razak scored seven objectives in 21 diversions for his club. He scored four objectives in one away match against South Sudan in the passing effort for the countries cup in Egypt. The 28-year old forward likewise has a record of 18 objectives in 39 FIFA sorted out matches.
In any case, the Super Eagles are relied upon not exclusively to snatch the full focus on offer in today’s experience yet, in addition, in the Swallows of Burundi with a wide objective edge. Be that as it may, Rohr must caution his charges against any type of smugness against the aggressive debutants.
In the second match of Group B, the Syli Nationale (National Elephants) of Guinea will endeavor to devour the Barea of Madagascar, who are additionally making their presentation at the mainland football show-stopper.
The match will likewise happen inside the principle bowl of the Alexandria Stadium in the city of Alexandria as from 9 p.m this evening.
GROUP STAGE FIXTURES
DAY 2: 22/06/19
2:30 pm – Congo DR vs Uganda
5:00 pm – Nigeria vs Burundi
8:00 pm – Guinea vs Madagascar
DAY 3: 23/06/19
2:30 pm – Morocco vs Namibia
5:00 pm – Senegal vs Tanzania
8:00 pm – Algeria vs Kenya
DAY 4: 24/06/19
2:30 pm – Côte d’Ivoire vs South Africa
5:00 pm – Tunisia vs Angola
8:00 pm – Mali vs Mauritania
DAY 5: 25/06/19
5:00 pm – Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau
8:00 pm – Ghana vs Benin
DAY 6: 26/06/19
2:30 pm – Nigeria vs Guinea
5:00 pm – Uganda vs Zimbabwe
8:00 pm – Egypt vs Congo DR
DAY 7: 27/06/19
2:30 pm – Madagascar vs Burundi
5:00 pm – Senegal vs Algeria
8:00 pm – Kenya vs Tanzania
DAY 8: 28/06/19
2:30 pm – Tunisia vs Mali
5:00 pm – Morocco vs Côte d’Ivoire
8:00 pm – South Africa vs Namibia
DAY 9: 29/06/19
2:30 pm – Mauritania vs Angola
5:00 pm – Cameroon vs Ghana
8:00 pm – Benin vs Guinea-Bissau
DAY 10: 30/06/19
4:00 pm – Burundi vs Guinea
4:00 pm – Madagascar vs Nigeria
7:00 pm – Zimbabwe vs Congo DRC
7:00 pm – Uganda vs Egypt
DAY 11: 01/07/19
4:00 pm – Namibia vs Côte d’Ivoire
4:00 pm – South Africa vs Morocco
7:00 pm – Tanzania vs Algeria
7:00 pm – Kenya vs Senegal
DAY 12: 02/07/19
4:00 pm – Guinea-Bissau vs Ghana
4:00 pm – Benin vs Cameroon
7:00 pm – Angola vs Mali
7:00 pm – Mauritania vs Tunisia