Sanusi: Nigeria likely to face Egypt in pre-World Cup friendly

Sanusi: Nigeria likely to face Egypt in pre-World Cup friendly

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Dec 14, 2017. 09:30

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have confirmed that they are holding talks with Egypt Football Association (EFA) over the possibility of playing a international friendly match next year.

The game would be used as preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals which will be hosted by Russia. The two nations have qualified for the finals.

According to the NFF's Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi, the game would be played in Abuja, Nigeria, before the Super Eagles travel to Russia.

Sanusi disclosed that they looking to secure three friendly games for the Super Eagles, but no decision has been finalized yet.

''We’re looking at three countries. We want to play in Abuja. We haven’t finalized, but Egypt is one of them, '' Sanusi told Daily Trust.

Amaju Pinnick, the NFF president, has confirmed that the Nigeria will lock horns with an unnamed team on May 27 as part of their preparations for the FIFA World Cup.

The Polish Football Association have announced that their national team would play a friendly with Nigeria on March 23, the 42,000 capacity Municipal Stadium is likely to host the game.

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