The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced two international friendlies for the senior national team during the next international break.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick, still mired in a Glass House leadership tussle with Ambassador Chris Giwa, had informed of the proposed friendly games for the Super Eagles as tune-up for the forthcoming 2018 World Cup qualification series scheduled to begin in October.
The Super Eagles will take on the Eagles of Mali on May 27 at the Stade Robert Dichon in Rouen, France, before travelling to Luxembourg June 1 for a clash with their senior national team.
This is confirmed by a tweet on NFF’s Twitter handle (@thenff)
.@NGSuperEagles will on the 27th, May play Mali in Rouen at the Stade Robert Dichon, and Luxembourg on 1st June in Luxembourg.
— The NFF (@thenff) April 20, 2016
It will be the first outing for the Eagles since their failure to secure a ticket for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) billed to hold in Gabon, after going down 1-0 to the Pharaohs of Egypt in Alexandria.
It will be the second successive Afcon miss for the three-time African champions since their continental glory in South Africa three years ago, where they beat Mali 4-1 in the semifinal.
Credit: Twitter (@thenff)
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