The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
This summer’s tournament will be the 32nd edition of the competition and it will be the first Africa Cup of Nations where the competition format has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams.
It will take place from June 21, 2019, to July 19, 2019, following the decision made by the CAF Executive Committee in June 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from the January/February period to June/July for the first time. The exact dates of the tournament were switched when Egypt was chosen to replace Cameroon as hosts in order to avoid clashing with Ramadan.
This means that Europe-based players intending to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations with their country will not be forced to take leave of their club duties during January and February, as had been the case in previous seasons.
Arsenal Nigeria’s star, Alex Iwobi is getting ready for his debut appearance against Guinea in the continental competition in Egypt
Liverpool’s Naby Keita and the rest of the Guinea squad on the other side are all out to make a remarkable mark against Nigeria on the 26th of June at Alexandria Stadium, in the ancient city of Alexandria where they will play their group stage matches and their final warm-up game
A host of Nigerian students in Egypt will turned out to watch and cheer the Super Eagles match against Guinea on that said day.
Meanwhile, Nigeria defeated Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium on June 22, Nigeria 1 – 0 Burundi, with the student’s unflinching support.