EXTRA TIME: Super Eagles receive warm welcome upon arrival in Alexandria for Afcon

Super Eagles
The three-time African champions have arrived in the Egyptian city, where they will play all their group games

Nigeria were received with a warm welcome at their team base in Alexandria ahead of the commencement of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

On Monday evening, the Super Eagles arrived at the Helnan Palestine Hotel, where they will be camped for their group games in Egypt.

They left Ismaila earlier on Monday after bowing to Senegal in their final pre-Afcon friendly game on Sunday.

Gernot Rohr's men failed to score a goal in their last two friendly games - against Zimbabwe and the Teranga Lions - but they have assured the fans that they will not disappoint when the tournament starts on June 21.

Nigeria will open their Group B campaign against Burundi on June 22 and then play Guinea on June 26, before wrapping their group outings against Madagascar on June 30.