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NFF confirms March 23 for Eagles, Senegal friendly

By Alex Monye   |   09 February 2017   |   1:40 am  

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed Senegal as one of the two countries that would face the Super Eagles in an international friendly game slated to hold in London next month.

The match, which is part of the Eagles’ build up for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun billed for August 28 in Uyo, would help Nigeria manager, Garnot Rohr, to fine-tune the team that would battle the reigning African champions.

According to Super Eagles’ spokesman, Toyin Ibitoye, discussions are still on going between the NFF and Ghana/Morocco, one of who would be Nigeria’s second friendly opponent in London during the March FIFA window.

“The match against Senegal has already been confirmed for March 23, but the NFF is still working round the clock for the second opponent which might be Ghana or Morocco also to hold in London.

“The NFF is still discussing with these countries. I can assure you immediately this friendlies are confirmed, the Eagles’ coach will begin listing players for the matches. The World Cup qualifier against Cameroun is very important and the coach is not taking any chances,’’ he said.

Nigeria perennial rivals, Ghana’s Blacks Stars finished fourth in the just concluded 2017 AFCON, which took place in Gabon, while Morocco was among the last eight in the tournament.

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  • Ako Amadi

    Why do Nigeria authorities always declare they are “working round the clock” to achieve a purpose. In spite of this bombastic language we do not make progress, not even very much in football for a country with 170 million inhabitants. Mind and body need work and rest, and not only work round the clock..

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