The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group B game sees minnows Madagascar needing a point against Nigeria to guarantee progression. Here’s what you need to know;
-David and Goliath have met four time down the years, with Nigeria winning three and Madagascar managing a draw in the other.
– Madagascar will be seeking revenge for a 2-0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying loss to Nigeria in September 2011 when Joseph Yobo and Obinna Nsofor scored.
– In October 2000, Madagascar and Nigeria played out a 0-0 stalemate in Antananarivo.
– Former Grazer AK striker Benedict Akwuegbu scored the only goal that earned Nigeria a 1-0 victory against Madagascar in June 2001.
– The Super Eagles have since netted five goals without reply in the last three contests.
– It has been almost eight years since the teams met during qualifying for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.