NFF boss confirms Egypt friendly called off

NFF boss confirms Egypt friendly called off
Simon Moses of Nigeria challenged by Omar Gaber of Egypt during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier match between Nigeria v Egypt on March,25th,2016 at Ahmadu Bello Stadium,Kaduna © Kabiru Abubakar/Backpagepix

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Nov 29, 2016. 09:21

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has confirmed a proposed friendly against AFCON-bound Egypt will no longer be played in January.

He said the friendly was off because there were some conditions Nigeria could not meet like parading the country’s top Europe-based professionals as it will not be a FIFA-friendly window.

Pinnick said they are now shopping for other friendlies for the Super Eagles as a result of this cancellation.

Egypt were earlier due to take on Nigeria in a friendly on January 9 in Dubai as part of their build-up to the 2017 AFCON in Gabon.

We had earlier reported that the game was likely to be called off because cash-strapped NFF demanded Egypt bear the entire costs for the game.

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