Nigeria and Brazil are set to face each other in an international friendly later this year, www. aclsports.com can confirm. This comes after Brazil officially confirmed the date of the match in an official statement on their website.
— ?? Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) September 17, 2019
“Brazilian team will play against Nigeria at the National Stadium of Singapore, ” the statement reads in part.
The game is slated for October 13, three days after the match between the Samba Boys and Nigeria’s West African neighbours and 2019 AFCON finalists, Senegal.
Speaking on the game, team Coordinator, Juninho Paulista, had this to say;
“It was the wish of the Technical Commission, so we went after these opponents, ” he said.
“We chose two of the best African teams because they are high-level confrontations and against a school that the Brazilian National Team has had few encounters in recent years.”
Nigeria and Brazil will be meeting for just the second time ever, with the first clash in 2003 when Brazil was comfortable 0-3 winners at the opening of the then New Abuja stadium.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria were recently held to a 2-2 draw by Ukraine in their first match since coming third at the 2019 AFCON hosted by Egypt.
Joe Aribo and Victor Osimhen were the scorers for the Super Eagles.