NFF in talks for Nigeria vs Egypt friendly

NFF in talks for Nigeria vs Egypt friendly

- The NFF want to play a pre-World Cup friendly game against Egypt

- Poland have already confirmed a friendly with Nigeria on March 23

- Egypt beat the Super Eagles 1 - 0 in an AFCON qualifier in 2016

The Nigerian Federation Federation (NFF) are currently negotiating with their Egyptian counterparts over the possibility of playing a pre-World Cup friendly.

The NFF want the game to be played in Abuja before the Super Eagles travel to Russia for the World Cup.

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Secretary General of the NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed that the Eagles will play three teams before the World Cup including Egypt but said the deal has not been finalized yet.

NFF in talks for Nigeria vs Egypt friendly

The Super Eagles defeated Argentina 4 - 2 in their last game. Photo: BBC

"We’re looking at three countries. We want to play in Abuja. We haven’t finalized, but Egypt is one of them," Sanusi, who spoke at NFF’s 2018 budget defence with the House of Representatives Committee on Sports, was quoted as saying.

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that the Super Eagles face unnamed team on May 27 as part of their preparations for the World Cup, the Vanguard report.

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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Polish FA 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 which will be played next year.

Nigeria lost 1-0 to Egypt in an African Nations Cup qualifier held at El Arab Stadium on March 29, 2016.

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Source: Naija.ng

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