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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles squad lands in Egypt

Nigeria’s squad for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to hold in Egypt have arrived in the North African country.

Led by captain, John Obi Mikel, the team arrived Ismailia in the early hours of Monday to commence the second phase of their training.

Mikel announced the arrival of the Super Eagles in a post on Instagram.

“Touch down Egypt 🇪🇬 for more preparation towards #afcon2019#supereagles 🇳🇬💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻,” he wrote.

The absence of Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, from the final squad announced on Sunday caused diverse reactions on social media.

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The Super Eagles were held to a goalless draw by the Zimbabwean national team friendly match on Saturday.

They are to tackle Senegal in their final pre-AFCON friendly on June 16.

Nigeria is to confront Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar in that order in Group B of the continental showpiece holding in four Egyptian cities from June 21 to July 19.

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See Mikel’s post below:

 

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Incredible work ethic from the team during training. Let’s keep it up boys ⚽️ #supereagles #AFCON

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