Sports News of Saturday, 13 April 2019
The Black Stars of Ghana will play their bitterest rivals, the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a pre-AFCON friendly, Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed.
According to the German trainer, the Nigeria Football Federation is in advanced talks with the Ghana FA Normalization Committee for the friendly to be played.
Gernot Rohr’s men are preparing to take the competition by storm and are planning to engage sworn rivals Ghana in a pre-tournament friendly game next month.
“We plan to play build-up games with Ghana (in Nigeria), and maybe Senegal.” coach Gernot Rohr told reporters in Cairo, Egypt.
Nigeria have been pitted in Group B alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.
Ghana meanwhile find themselves in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau.
The Super Eagles missed out on the last two editions of the tournament, the Super Eagles returned in grand style qualifying with a game to spare after topping Group E with 13 points from six games.