The 1st Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, on Tuesday in Lagos said the body did not expect the Super Eagles to win the African Cup of Nations at all cost.
Akinwunmi told the News Agency of Nigeria that the NFF would not put pressure on the Gernot Rohr-tutored team but expect that the team should be at their best.
Bafana Reveal AFCON 2019 squad
South Africa’s Bafana Bafana has released a 30 man squad that will do duty in the 2019 Cosafa Cup was named on Tuesday.
The competition kicks off on Saturday, 25 May with David Notoane set tostand in as Bafana coach in place of Stuart Baxter, who is busy with preparations for the upcoming Afcon 2019 tournament.
Goalkeepers: Mondli Mpoto (Bloemfontein Celtic), Darren Johnson (Ajax Cape Town), Reyaad Pieterse (Mamelodi Sundowns).
Defenders: Thendo Mukumela (Ajax), Keanu Cupido (Cape Town ), Reeve Frosler (Chiefs), Tercious Malepe (Chippa), Katlego Mohamme (SuperSport), Bongani Sam (Celtic), Sandile Mthethwa (Richards Bay)
Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena (Supersport) , Athenkosi Dlala (Supersport) , Kegan Dolly (Montpellier), Sipho Mbule (Supersport), Kamohelo Mahlatsi (Supersport) Grant Margeman (Ajax), Jamie Webber (Supersport) Kgaogelo Sekgota (Vitoria Setubal, (Portugal).
Strikers: Phakamani Mahlambi (Sundowns), Zakhele Lepasa (TS Galaxy), Jemondre Dickens (Baroka ), Luther Singh (GD Chaves, Portugal), Liam Jordan (Koge FC, Denmark).
AFCON 2019 host Egypt have announced their preliminary squad for the tournament.
Coach Javier Aguirre has called 25 players up for his provisional squad.
Ahmed El-Shenawi (Pyramids FC), Mohamed El-Shenawy (Ahly), Mahmoud Genish (Zamalek), Mohamed Abou-Gabal (Smouha)
Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Ali Ghazal (Feirense), Ayman Ahsraf (Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Baher Elmohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Ayman Mansour (Pyramids FC), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Ahmed Aboul Fotouh (Smouha)
Walid Soliman (Ahly), Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids FC), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos), Nabil Emad (Pyramids FC)
Ahmed Aly (Arab Contractors), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Marwan Mohsen (Ahly), Ahmed “Kouka” Hassan (Olympiacos)
Ghanaian footballer legend, Asamoah Gyan, has retired from international football, few weeks to the commencement of the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
In a post on his Twitter handle, Gyan, who has been with the Black Stars for 16 years shared a statement titled, “Decision to recuse myself from AFCON 2019, Egypt and retire from the national team”.