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AFCON 2019; ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NIGERIA VS BURUNDI
The super eagles of Nigeria are ready to play against the first timers Brundi in their first ever encounter with the Nigerian super eagles team in AFCON 2019 hosted by Egypt. Although many punters have predicted The Nigeria super eagles as the favourite to win the game, Burundi team are no underdogs because Olivier Niyungeko’s men had gone seven games without defeat and also before that, they had earned a couple of draw games against many big countries such as Mali and Gabon. This is the first major tournament that the Nigerian side would be playing after the 2018 world cup hosted in Russia. Nigeria crashed out at the group stage no thanks to the defeat they suffered against Argentina and Croatia. They would like to make amends in Egypt by advancing to the round of 16, so they would showcase all their expertise they have to beat the Swallow’s of Burundi The Burundi team are competing in a major tournament for the first time ever after pulling a surprise by finishing above South sudan and Gabon in the Africa cup of nation’s qualifying group stage garnering 10 points from their six group matches. The swallows may be ‘new comers’ on the big stage, but from the stunt they pulled during the qualifying campaign, they can never be taken likely by their opponents. STARS TO WATCH OUT FOR DURING THE MATCH Picture of Mikel Obi Celebrating with his team mates For the Nigerian team, Mikel Obi: Mikel has proved his worth several times in super eagles shirt. He still remains the hit man in the midfield, forming a partnership with the Leicester’s midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. Alex Iwobi: The versatile Arsenal’s midfielder would be expected to form a strong attack with Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa. As for the Burundi Team, Saido Berahino, who is arguably the most popular player in the Swallow’s team will be expecting to be on the attacking line with Fiston Abdul Razak and Cedric Amissi. The picture of the swallows of Burundi The kick off time for the match is 19:00 WAT. Good luck to the both teams as we will be expecting an electrifying football from the both teams.
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