The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday lost to the Teranga Lions of Senegal 1-0 in a friendly match which served as the final build-up game to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The match between the West African nations was played behind closed doors as the two teams fine-tune their rhythm ahead of Africa’s biggest football party.

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The sole goal was scored in the first half of the encounter.

The decision to play the match away from the public eyes was been backed by CAF.

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Some of the Eagles who featured in the match include Daniel Akpeyi, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Obi, William Troost-Ekong, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi and Samuel Kalu.

Three-time African champions, Nigeria will play in Group B at the Nations Cup alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.

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Their opening match at the tournament will be against Burundi on June 22 at the Alexandria Stadium.

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