Thursday Sep 14, 2023. 15:00
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that the Super Eagles will take on Saudi Arabia next month.
The two teams will clash in a senior international friendly match in the city of Portimão, Portugal on Friday, 13th October 2023.
The NFF issued the following statement a few days after the Super Eagles hammered Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 in a 2023 AFCON qualifier on September 10.
“Nigeria and Saudi Arabia will clash in a senior international friendly match in the city of Portimão, Portugal on Friday, 13th October 2023,” a statement read.
“The clash comes barely a month before the three-time African champions, who lashed Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 in their 2023 AFCON final-day qualification game in Uyo on Sunday, set out on the race for a place at the 2026 FIFA World Cup finals with a home game against the Crocodiles of Lesotho.
“Within the same FIFA window in November, the Eagles will play their second match of the qualification series, away to the Warriors of Zimbabwe.”
The venue for the friendly match is the Estadio Municipal de Portimão, in the Algarve, which is the home ground of Portimonense SC and can seat close to 10,000 spectators.
This will be the first-ever meeting between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia at a senior level.