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Sports News of Sunday, 30 June 2019


LIVE UPDATES: Nigeria vs Madagascar (2019 AFCON)

Super Eagles have six points from two matches Super Eagles have six points from two matches

The last round matches of the Group phase of the 2019 AFCON begins today with hosts, Egypt and three-time champions Nigeria in action.

Both countries have already qualified to the next round but they have their glory and perfect record to protect when they meet Madagascar and Uganda in their respective group matches.

Our first game of the day is between the Super Eagles and Madagascar. Madagascar have been a surprised element in the tournament, drawing one and winning one of their first two games.

With their four points, the team is in pole position to make the last 16 but a win today will guarantee them a place in the next round.

The Super Eagles have a 100 percent record in the tournament, winning two and conceding no goal in those matches.

The bonus issue has finally been resolved so Rohr and his charges have no reason to falter this time around.

Burundi and Guinea will square it off in the other Group B game with each side needing a win to stand a chance of qualifications.

Madagascar could become the seventh nation to go unbeaten in their first three Africa Cup of Nations matches, and the first since Cape Verde in 2013.

Nigeria have won their last six games at the Africa Cup of Nations - only Egypt have enjoyed a better run in the history of the tournament.

Nigeria have already qualified for the knockout rounds, this being the 13th successive occasion in which they have advanced beyond the group stage.

Both matches kick off simultaneously at 4:00 pm