Tuesday Mar 07, 2017. 10:00
Nigeria’s players called up for friendly matches later this month must report for duty by March 20, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Allnigeriasoccer.com reports that the NFF has set 13h00 on March 20 as the deadline for players to arrive at the team’s camp in London, with training under coach Gernot Rohr set to start later on the same day.
The Super Eagles are set to play two friendlies in the upcoming international window: they will face Senegal on March 23, followed four days later by a clash against Burkina Faso. Both matches will be played at the Hive Stadium in London.
Nigeria are using the matches to prepare for the start of group stage matches in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Their first game will be against South Africa in June.
Of the 25 players called up by Rohr for the March matches, no less than seven are based in England, including the likes of Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Moses.