Nigeria, Zimbabwe play goalless draw in AFCON warm-up

Mazino Dickson


Nigeria and Zimbabwe played out a goalless draw in an AFCON friendly match played in Asaba.

Defying an early downpour, the twin strike force of Samuel Chuekwueze and Samuel Kalu  failed to disrupt a resolute Zimbabwean backline in the first half.

The introduction of Ahmed Musa, Victor Oshimien and Henry Onyekuru added bite to the Super Eagles attack, but they recorded very narrow misses.

The Zimbabweans were content to sit back and launch occasional forays – the didn’t utilize the few chances they had.

The Super Eagles will face Senegal in their last friendly before they commence their AFCON 2019 campaign in Group B against Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea.

Egypt will be the hosts.