Super Eagles begins 2017 with Cote d’Ivoire Friendly

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says the Super Eagles has begun preparation for an international friendly game for the team against reigning Cote d’Ivoire early next year.

This friendly is part of efforts to keep the Super Eagles in tip-top shape ahead of the remaining Russia 2016 World Cup qualifiers.

NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, confirmed that talks are already at an advanced stage for the game in London.

“We have lined up series of friendly games for the Super Eagles, already that of Egypt and Senegal is confirmed, and currently we at an advanced stage with Cote d’Ivoire,” he said.

“The aim is to keep them fit for the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Cameroun next year. We need games for our team to be in top shape for the tie.

“We are leading the group but it’s just two games, so we don’t need to be carried away yet. We are leaving no stone un-turned in our bid to be at the World Cup 2018 in Russia,” he added.

Meanwhile, Manchester City’s Manager, Pep Guardiola, has assured that the impending arrival to the club in January will not push Kelechi Iheanacho out of the club on loan in January.



Aisha JM