Yacine BRAHIMI of Algeria challenged by Alexander IWOBI of Nigeria during the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Algeria on November, 12th 2016 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium
Monday Mar 27, 2017. 13:00
The international friendly match between Nigeria and Burkina Faso which was scheduled to take place in London on Monday, England has been called off.
This is after Burkinabe contingent failed to secure entry visas into the United Kingdom. The match was scheduled to be played at the Hive Stadium.
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) technical and development committee Barrister Chris Green confirmed the news on thenff.com.
“We regret to announce that the second friendly match we had scheduled for the Super Eagles as part of preparations for the remaining matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series and the beginning of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification race would no longer take place on Monday, 27th March 2017," Green said.
“The match in question is called off due to no fault of either the organizers or the Nigeria Football Federation.
"We will announce further plans for the Super Eagles’ preparation for these two important qualifying campaigns in due course.”
Nigeria played to a 1-1 stalemate with Senegal in an international friendly match which was played at the Hive Stadium in London on Thursday night.