Colombia overlooked Nigeria for Friendly in June, Picked Cameroon

Colombia overlooked Nigeria for Friendly in June, Picked Cameroon

The Super Eagles sadly missed the chance to test their mettle against the in form AS Monaco striker, Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez in an international friendly against Colombia next month.

In an exclusive chat with brila.net, NFF’s FIFA match agent, Jairo Pachun revealed that the fixture congestion during the international window in June informed the decision to overlook Nigeria.

Two friendlies are lined up for Jose Pekerman’s side, who will be preparing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the South America region.


Los Cafeteros will face Spain June 7 and Cameroon on 13 June.

Meanwhile, Pachun has also disclosed that video of the friendly between Colombia and Cameroon will be made available to the Eagles technical staff.

Nigeria and Cameroon will clash in a double header from August in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

The Eagles top group b with six points from two games while Cameroon have managed only two points.

Jairo also revealed the three time African champions may get a friendly match between August and September – during the international window.

He said the possibility of a friendly will however depend on the choice venue for the game.

‘Because of the world cup qualifiers in August we’d be looking at options for a friendly within a 5-hour flight.

‘We want to make sure the opponent is within a certain and strategic geographical area.’

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