Russia 2018: NFF in talks with Egypt over possible friendly

Russia 2018: NFF in talks with Egypt over possible friendly

The Nigerian Federation Federation, NFF is holding talks with its Egyptian counterparts over the possibility of playing a pre-World Cup friendly in Abuja before the Super Eagles travel to Russia for the World Cup.

General Secretary of the NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, said one of the countries Nigeria would face is Egypt but no decision has been finalized yet.

“We’re looking at three countries. We want to play in Abuja. We haven’t finalized, but Egypt is one of them, ” Sanusi, who spoke at NFF’s 2018 budget defence with the House of Representatives Committee on Sports, was quoted as saying:

NFF Boss Amaju Pinnick confirmed that the Super Eagles will trade tackles with an unnamed team on May 27 as part of their preparations for the World Cup.

Meanwhile, The Polish Federation have announced that their national team would play a friendly with Nigeria on March 23, the 42,000 capacity Municipal Stadium is likely to host the game.

The last time the two teams played one another was in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers in Alexandria when Ramadan Sobhi scored the goal to send Egypt to AFCON for the first time in seven years.

Egypt will start their first World Cup in 28 years against Uruguay on June 15, 2018, while Nigeria will face Croatia on June 16, 2018.

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