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Published On: Fri, Aug 8th, 2014

NFF line friendly match for Super Eagles ahead of AFCON qualifiers

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By Albert Akota

The Acting Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Shehu Adamu has hinted that the Super Eagles might play a friendly before the September 7 2015 Africa cup of nations qualifier against Rwanda.

There is a FIFA international window on August 13, and Adamu says the Super Eagles might utilize that date to play a friendly.

“We are working towards ensuring we possibly play a friendly before the 2015 AFCON qualifier against Rwanda. As far as matches are concerned, the qualifiers are of utmost importance but if we can get a game before then, fine,” he said.

The Super Eagles also have Sudan and South Africa in their qualifying group for Morocco 2015, but are presently without a coach after Stephen Keshi’s contract expired in July.

It is also very doubtful if they will get the full complement of their star players as that date falls very close to when the major leagues in Europe will commence, while some other leagues may already have commenced.

But Adamu continues by saying they will pull every stop to ensure Nigeria has a successful qualifying campaign.

“It is important to have good preparation and that is what we hope to do. We have to qualify for the AFCON and everything humanly possible will be done for our preparation,” he added.

The Super Eagles won the AFCON for the third time in South Africa last year, when they beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final through a Sunday Mba goal.


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