The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to return to the field of play next month with two quality friendly matches already confirmed for Gernot Rohr’s men.
The team will play two friendly matches against two former Africa Cup of Nations champions in Austria.
First, the Super Eagles will play 2015 AFCON champions, Cote d’Ivoire on the 9th of October before playing the 2004 AFCON champions on the 13th.
The two matches will be played in Austria but no specific venue(s) has been confirmed yet.
This announcement was made public by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick via his verified Twitter handle as he gave an updates on the state of the country’s football, sponsorship deal secured for the league, new kit for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2022 World Cup among other things.
…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.
Both games will be held in Austria for a few obvious reasons…
…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.
The Super Eagles last match was a 4-2 victory away at Lesotho – a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier in November 2019.
Nigeria currently leads group L with 6 points after two games.