Debutants Madagascar out to stun Nigeria

Debutants Madagascar out to stun Nigeria
Leon Balogun of Nigeria challenged by Ibrahima Traore of Guinea during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match between Nigeria and Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria on the 26 June 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Sunday Jun 30, 2019. 11:00

Madagascar will face off with Nigeria in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group B match on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

The game is set to be played at the Alexandria Stadium in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

Barea secured a 1-0 win against Burundi in their second group match which was played in Alexandria on Thursday.

A victory for Madagascar against Nigeria will see Barea advance to the knockout stages for the first time.

Madagascar head coach Nicolas Dupuis will be keen to mastermind a famous victory over the Super Eagles.

Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded a 1-0 victory over Guinea in their second group match which was played in Alexandria on Wednesday.

The Super Eagles have already secured their place in the knockout stages after winning their first two matches.

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr will be hoping to lead his side to their third victory against Madagascar.

This will be the fifth encounter between Madagascar and Nigeria.

The Super Eagles have won three games and one match ended in a draw.



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