The Super Eagles of Nigeria will have their hands full in October as president of the Nigeria Foo...
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will have their hands full in October as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick confirmed on Monday they will play two friendly games against Cameroon and Congo next month in Belgium.
The two countries on the cards for the Eagles are both ranked above Nigeria in the monthly FIFA rankings and many feel they will give a better test to the three-time Africa Champions .
“I can confirm that we will play against Congo on October 8 in Antwerp and against Cameroon on October 11 in Brussels,” Pinnick said on a television interview programme on Monday
Recall that the Red Devils shocked the Super Eagles 3-2 in Calabar during the qualification series for the 2015 AFCON held in Equatorial Guinea , but the Eagles swiftly avenged this defeat by winning 2-0 in Pointe Noire
That nonetheless Congo finished second behind South Africa in the qualifying group thus denying the chance to go defend the title they had won in South Africa.
Aside the already confirmed test games, the NFF president also served a hint that the federation are also looking at the possibility of another friendly against a North African team before the Nigeria clash with Egypt in March in continuation of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.
Tunisia and Algeria are believed to be on top of the wish list of the NFF and the game may take place in November.