Nigeria to face Argentina in Russia

Nigeria to face Argentina in Russia
Zunis Stopilla of Zambia challenges Obi Mikel of Nigeria during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match between Nigeria and Zambia on 07 October 2017 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Nigeria ©Kabiru Abubakar/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Oct 22, 2017. 13:00

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has announced that the Super Eagles will take on South American giants Argentina in an international friendly next month.

The encounter is scheduled to take place at the Krasnodar Arena Stadium in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, 14th November 2017.

Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF General Secretary, revealed at the weekend that nearly all arrangements have been concluded with regards to the big match, subject to approval by world football – ruling body, FIFA and agreeable flight arrangements.

“We have had long and fruitful talks, and we can say that we have an agreement. We await the approval by FIFA and also, we have to agree on the flight arrangements that would be comfortable for the players and crew," Sanusi told the NFF's official website.

“The match will come up on 14th November, four days after the Super Eagles’ final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Algeria. We had offers from teams like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Morocco but we have opted for the Argentines,” Sanusi said.

Before facing Argentina, Nigeria will take on Algeria's Desert Foxes in their last match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification (CAF) Group B on 10 November 2017.

The match is set to take place at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui in Constantine, Algeria. Nigeria have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup as Group B winners.

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