No Burkina Faso friendly for Super Eagles in London

No Burkina Faso friendly for Super Eagles in London
Paulo Jorge Duarte, coach of Burkina Faso (r) embraces Aristide Bance

by Samm Audu

Wednesday Feb 15, 2017. 20:01

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will not face Burkina Faso in a second friendly next month in London because the Stallions have agreed to play Morocco also next month.

The Eagles are shopping for friendlies against robust-playing African teams to prepare them for a Titanic World Cup double header against new African champions Cameroon beginning on August 28 in Uyo.

Senegal have already confirmed they will face Nigeria in London on March 23 before they take on Cote d’Ivoire in another test game in France days later.

Local media reports in Nigeria have suggested Burkina Faso will be Nigeria’s second friendly foes in London on March 27.

But this will not be so as Morocco have confirmed a friendly with AFCON 2017 semi-finalists Burkina Faso on March 24 in Marrakech.

This means that Nigeria cannot play against the Burkinabes in London as it will be against FIFA regulation that stipulates no country should play two matches within days across two different continents.

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