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Guinea, Burundi to tackle Egypt and Tunisia in pre-Afcon friendlies

15:00 IST 26/04/2019
The Super Eagles' Group B opposition are set for tune-up games with two North African heavyweights ahead of the finals in June
Guinea and Burundi will take on Egypt and Tunisia respectively ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The two sides are paired with Nigeria in Group B of the competition with Madagascar completing the quartet.

The Syli Stars will face hosts Egypt at the Borg Al Arab Stadium on June 16, while debutants Burundi, are reportedly expected to face the Carthage Eagles and a date is yet to be fixed.

Gernot Rohr's side is expected to face rivals Ghana and Senegal as they continue their preparation for a return to the continental showpiece since 2013.

The tournament starts on June 21 and the Super Eagles open their campaign against the Swallows of Burundi in Alexandria.

Clashes with Guinea and Madagascar end their sojourn in the group stage and they would hope to get the required results to progress to the knockout stages.