The Senegalese Football Association president, Augustin Senghor, has confirmed that the Teranga Lions will face three-time African champions the Super Eagles in a friendly game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Completesports.com reports.
Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr disclosed last Friday after the draw for the competition that his side will play two pre-tournament friendlies against Ghana and Senegal.
“We have two friendlies against Ghana and Senegal, “Rohr stated. “(We’ll play) Ghana in Nigeria and Senegal, probably one week before the tournament here in Egypt.”
According to a report in Afrik-foot.com Senghor and President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick met after the draw to discuss about the friendly fixture and the former is reportedly keen for the game to go ahead.
Head coach of the Teranga Lions Aliou Cisse and Rohr were also reportedly present at the meeting.
The two coaches are expected to meet later to decide on the venue of the game and other details. The Eagles will face Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B.
Former champions Algeria, Tanzania and Kenya are Senegal’s opponents in Group C.