Pinnick: Nigeria to face Ivory Coast & Tunisia

Pinnick: Nigeria to face Ivory Coast & Tunisia
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Sep 03, 2020. 12:00

Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has announced that the Super Eagles will be in action next month.

The Super Eagles will take on their African rivals Ivory Coast and Tunisia as part of the team’s preparations for the resumption of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

Pinnick explained that the two friendlies will take place in Austria, with the game against the Elephants coming up on October 9.

While four days later, Nigeria will face Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles in the European country.

“On the 9th of October, the Super Eagles will play former African champions, Cote D’Ivoire in a friendly game,” Pinnick wrote on his official Twitter account.

“Then face another African giant and former champions Tunisia, four days later, on the 13th. Both games will be held in Austria for a few obvious reasons.

“Due to the COVID-19 protocols presently in place and the proximity of the bulk of our team as well, Austria was seen as an ideal venue,” he added.

“I’ll have to stress as well, that ALL costs will be borne by the Football Federations of both Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire, as well as Tunisia.”

Nigeria are placed at the top of their AFCON qualifying group (Group L) with six points having won their first two matches.

The qualifiers are expected to resume in November 2020.

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