In the Group B’s opening match of AFCON, Super Eagles will face Burundi with all 3 points at stake at Alexandria Stadium today. Now all the fans are curious to see the Eagles’ performance. Nigerians are already upset because Super Eagles could not qualify for the last 2 editions of AFCON because of their inability.
They were also expelled in the 2018 World Cup. Now, this appearance is an opportunity for them to prove themselves.
Gernot Rohr is hoping that the team will leave the pitch with 3 points. Only one match has been lost by the Eagles in the World Cup game against Argentina which became the cause of their departure. Burundi has never won a match since their game against Seychelles in 2015.
Burundi can give a tough time to Nigeria. Fiston Abdoul Razak and former Stoke City striker Saido Berahino can be the biggest fear for Nigeria. But the Eagles can confront them with their consistent struggle. Rohr would be banking on the services of Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi to help wreck a Burundi side that would be hoping for an upset.
John Mikel Obi is optimistic about his success and to make their fans proud in AFCON 2019. He further said we can’t take it lightly as it will be a tough competition. But we are ready to compete with all bravery. We will play together to win the competition.
Match will start at 6:00 PM on Saturday at Alexandria Stadium. People can watch it on SuperSport. Stay tuned for more updates about Nigeria vs Burundi.
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