Super Eagles to face I’Coast, Tunisia, in October.
Super Eagles friendly: Nigeria to battle the two African powerhouses in a friendly match in Austria.
Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has announced that the Super Eagles would face the duo of Ivory Coast and Tunisia in a friendly next month.
The NFF President in a series of tweet on his verified Twitter account revealed that the game against the Elephants would be on October 9, and on the 13th the three-time African champions would battle the Carthage Eagles.
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Amaju Pinnick wrote on Twitter: “Now as we await the Federal Government’s pronouncement on the resumption of football, the Federation has been in active discussions about possible friendly matches and I’m happy to say we have finally sealed two high profile matches for next month.
“On the 9th of October, the Super Eagles will play former African champions, Cote D’Ivoire in a friendly game, then face another African giant and former champions Tunisia, four days later, on the 13th.”
“Due to the COVID-19 protocols presently in place and the proximity of the bulk of our team as well, Austria was seen as an ideal venue. I’ll have to stress as well, that ALL costs will be borne by the Football Federations of both Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire, as well as Tunisia.”
On the choice of venue, Pinnick added, “Both games will be held in Austria for a few obvious reasons.
An international friendly game in 2015, where Nigeria lost by a lone goal was the last time Nigeria played Ivory Coast.
The Super Eagles defeated Tunisia in the third-place match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, courtesy of Odion Ighalo’s lone goal.
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