AFCON preparation games roundup- Nigeria beaten, Senegal wins, Mozambique and Ghana draw

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AFCON preparation games roundup- Nigeria beaten, Senegal wins, Mozambique and Ghana draw

Ahead of the big kickoff on Saturday in Abidjan, teams are finalising their preparations for the 2023 AFCON as they are engaging in friendly games acr

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Ahead of the big kickoff on Saturday in Abidjan, teams are finalising their preparations for the 2023 AFCON as they are engaging in friendly games across the globe.

In Abu Dhabi, the Super Eagles of Nigeria were beaten 2-0 by Guinea with Aguibou Camara and Facinet Conte scoring in each half of the game for the Syli National. Moses Simon missed a penalty in the 20th minute as Serhou Guirassy was substituted in the first half due to a slight knock he sustained.

Ghana’s opponent Mozambique equalised in the 95th minute through Alfons Amade’s strike. Botswana took the lead in the 39th minute through Seakanyeng’s penalty.

Fermose Mendy’s 99th-minute goal secured a hard-fought 1-0 win for the Teranga Lions of Senegal against Niger.

Ghana at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi drew a disappointing 0-0 against the Brave Warriors of Namibia.

Today’s preparation games

•Burundi v Algeria (1 pm)

•Zambia v Cameroon (1 pm)

•Equatorial Guinea v Djibouti (2 pm)

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