Nigeria’s Super Eagles will play their three Group B games of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt inside the oldest football ground in the continent, Alexandria Stadium. The Alexandria Stadium was built in 1929 and has a sitting capacity of twenty thousand.
The Super Eagles however have a bitter memory of the stadium, having lost their semi-final clash against Cote d’Ivoire at the ground in 2006. Didier Drogba scored the decisive goal for the Elephants in the game.
Captain John Mikel Obi is the only member of the current Super Eagles team that featured in that game. The Super Eagles will open their campaign against Burundi on Saturday, the twenty-second of June at the Alexandria Stadium.
Gernot Rohr’s charges will also face Guinea and Madagascar on June 26 and June 30 respectively in their other Group B matches.