England could face Nigeria in pre-World Cup friendly

England could face Nigeria in pre-World Cup friendly
Victor Moses of Nigeria and Chisamba Lungu of Zambia 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

Thursday Dec 07, 2017. 11:00

The English Football Association (EFA) are reportedly considering a proposal from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for an international friendly ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

According to All Nigeria Soccer, the NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi has stated that they are planning to play a friendly against England in June, before the World Cup.

It is said that the EFA are yet to confirm whether Super Eagles are one of their opponents before their first match at the World Cup against one of Africa's representatives Tunisia.

England coach Gareth Southgate and the EFA are aware that a match against Nigeria will provide the Three Lions with an opportunity to know what to expect from Tunisia at the World Cup. If an agreement is reached,

It would be the third time Nigeria has faced England's senior team, the Super Eagles narrowly lost 1-0 to England in a friendly in 1994 and faced them in the 2002 World Cup, in a match that ended in a goalless draw.

Nigeria are in Group D along with South American giants Argentina, European sides Iceland and Croatia.

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