Nigeria’s Super Eagles will play two friendly games against Senegal’s Teranga Lions and Ghana’s Black Stars in March aoifootball.com has confirmed.
Technical Adviser of the team, Gernot Rohr confirmed these fixtures in a chat with Eagles’ Media Officer Toyin Ibitoye put out via the Super Eagles’ YouTube Channel on Tuesday.
Senegal are currently ranked third on the continent and were quarterfinalists at the last Africa Cup of Nations where they lost to eventual Champions, Cameroon.
On the other hand, the Eagles face Ghana’s Black Stars who finished fourth at the AFCON 2017.
According to Rohr, these games will help strengthen the team ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualification clash against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in June.
“Senegal, one of the strongest teams in Africa will play us in March and also we are to play Ghana too who were fourth at the last Nations Cup in Gabon. Senegal will help us play against Cameroon, but the game against Ghana will shape us up for the cracker against South Africa”, Rohr said.
The German tactician used the opportunity to reveal that he would be inviting some new players for the friendly games and that he wouldn’t be keen about the final results of the friendlies.
“We will use the two games to see some new players in some key positions. We don’t play these games for results, that is not to necessarily win but to see our team and the new players”, revealed Rohr.
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