Former Super Eagle midfielder, Friday Ekpo has warned against Nigeria underrating Burundi, Madagascar and Guinea in group B of Egypt 2019 AFCON as it could turn out to be group of death.
The confederation of Africa football held draws for the 2019 AFCON in Cairo Egypt Friday with Gernot Rohr handled Super Eagles paired against Sylli National of Guinea, debutants Madagascar and Burundi in group B.
Ekpo who won a bronze medal with the Super Eagles at Senegal ‘92 AFCON told footballive.ng that Eagles’ approach to all three games would determine the easiness or toughness of the group.
Ekpo also known as Zico in his playing days said, “As far as I’m concerned it’s a difficult pairing. It is group of death if Nigeria fails to rise to the occasion from the onset. It could turn out to be easy if Eagles take the opponents services and win from the onset.
“Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar would not come to add to the numbers in Egypt, but they want to make huge impact. Nigeria must therefore prepare very well and also take the best home and foreign based players to Egypt 2019, Ekpo concluded Tuesday.