Senegal enjoyed a morale-boosting Ismailia triumph with a 1-0 win over Nigeria before their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener versus Tanzania.
Aliou Cisse’s side remains unbeaten in their last seven outings, begin their Group C campaign against Emmanuel Amuneke’s men on June 23 and looked primed and ready on the evidence of Sunday’s victorious outing.
Idrissa Gueye sealed the win for the Lions of Teranga in the 20th minute after profiting from a defensive mix up in the Super Eagles’ penalty area.
Odion Ighalo, Samuel Chukwueze and Wilfred Ndidi came close to level matters in the closed doors encounter, but the Senegalese held firm to reign supreme inside Ismailia Stadium.
Gernot Rohr’s team had been forced to a 0-0 draw versus Zimbabwe in their first preparatory game in Asaba. They begin their campaign against debutants Burundi on June 22 at the Alexandria Stadium.
Four days later, they tackle Guinea before their last Group B clash with Madagascar.
NIGERIA XI VS SENEGAL
Daniel Akpeyi, Jamilu Collins, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Kalu Samuel Chukwueze and Odion Ighalo
Substitutions: Collins (Ola Aina), Ogu (Oghenekaro Etebo), Chukwueze (Henry Onyekuru), Iwobi (Moses Simon), Ighalo (Victor Osimhen) and Kalu (Chidozie Awaziem).