Nigeria to play Argentina in friendly game


Nigeria and Argentina are set to meet again in an international friendly match.

The proposed game comes up on November 14 after the Super Eagles’ final World Cup qualification game against Algeria.

In a statement made available to TheCable, NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi said almost all the arrangements have been concluded with regards to the match.

“We have had long and fruitful talks, and we can say that we have an agreement,” Sanusi said.

“We await the approval by FIFA and also, we have to agree on the flight arrangements that would be comfortable for the players and crew.

“The match will come up on 14th November, four days after the Super Eagles’ final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Algeria.

“We had offers from teams like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Morocco but we have opted for the Argentines,” Sanusi said.

Nigeria and Argentina played two high-profile friendly matches in 2011, with the first in Abuja ending 4-1 in favour of the Super Eagles.

Three months later, the Albiceleste won the second encounter 3-1 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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