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Rohr seeks African friendly for S’ Eagles after securing Brazil

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NIGERIA Football Federation (NFF) is working hard to also secure an international friendly match with an African team for the Super Eagles, after announcing Monday night that the three –time African champions will play Brazil in Singapore on Sunday, October 13, reports Completesports.com.

 

The Super Eagles will face five-time world champions, Brazil at the Singapore National Stadium, Kallang in the October FIFA international window. The Selecao defeated the West Africans 3-0 the last time both teams met in a friendly match in 2003 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

 

Gernot Rohr’s men were held to a 2-2 draw by Ukraine in their last friendly last week Tuesday at the Dnipro Arena. Rohr stated in an interview after the game that he will like his team to face an African team in the next FIFA window ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures set to commence in November.

 

The Super Eagles will face the Squirrels of Benin on November 14 in their first game of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers, then will fly to Maseru for a matchday-2 encounter with the Crocodiles of Lesotho on November 19.

 

“We are happy to have sealed this encounter with Brazil, the five-time champions of the world. It is not everyday that you get to play Brazil, and I think it is very good for our young team,” general secretary of the NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, told the Federation’s website.

 

“The Nigeria Football Federation must also commend Eurodata Sport, our FIFA –licensed Match Agent, for pulling this off. Having said that, the focus now is on getting an African team for the Super Eagles as a second match for the FIFA window in October, ahead of their 2021 AFCON qualifying matches in November

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