Wednesday, 18 October 2017

NFF Considering Two Friendlies For Eagles After WC Qualifier Against Algeria

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is  are reportedly considering two friendly matches for the Super Eagles with two unnamed countries immediately after next month’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria.
According to Nigeria news outlet Guardian, England has reportedly contacted Nigeria over a friendly game with the team to help both nations prepare for the World Cup in Russia next year.
But Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, dismissed the report, saying: “We cannot talk about playing England now when the draw for the World Cup has not been made. We can only talk about teams when we know our group opponents at the World Cup. But there is a game lined up for the Eagles immediately after the qualifier in Algeria.”
An NFF official, who pleaded anonymity, however, told The Guardian that the federation actually has two friendly opportunities for the Eagles, which would be discussed at the meeting in Jos tomorrow.
“The matches are just for Coach Rohr to look at some of the players who have not featured in competitive games for the team.

 “Rohr wants to look at as many players as possible before deciding those that will make his squad when the actual preparation for the World Cup begins next year,” the source said.

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