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Int'l Friendly: Super Eagles To Play Ivory Coast And Senegal 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to play Senegal and Ivory Coast in international friendly games, according to the NFF president.

The Nigerian men senior football team will play friendly matches against the Elephants of Ivory Coast and the Tarenga Lions of Senegal ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon, NFF president Amaju Pinnick has said.

This is coming on the heels of the cancellation of the proposed friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

The NFF boss has now stated that they are looking at playing against teams that have a similar pattern of play to Cameroon, whom the Super Eagles play next August over two legs in the World Cup qualifiers.

“We are working on (playing) Senegal and Ivory Coast and teams that play like our next opponents, Cameroon but it is not confirmed yet.

“So we are planning and condition ourselves towards playing like Cameroon,” Pinnick said.


The Super Eagles were initially scheduled to play Egypt in a friendly on January 9, but the Egyptians reportedly cancelled after they failed to reach an agreement with the NFF on how to fund the proposed game.

Nigeria top Group B of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with six points from two games and face second-placed Cameroon over two legs in four days next August. Meanwhile, the Indomitable Lions have just two points from their first two games in the group.

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