The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to return to action later next month when they take on two African nations in a friendly, ACLSports reports.
Super Eagles will take on fellow West Africans, Cote D’Ivoire and Tunisia, according to the President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick.
Pinnick revealed this much in a statement poster through his official social media account late Wednesday.
He revealed that the Super Eagles will face Cote D’Ivoire on October 9 before a clash with their Tunisian counterparts four days later in Austria.
“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, ” the statement read in parts.
“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.”
The President added that the decision to play both games in Austria was as a result of COVID-19 protocols in Nigeria and the venue being ‘ideal’.
“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 as 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, ” Pinnick concluded.
The Super Eagles were last in action back on November 17, 2019 when they defeated Lesotho 2-4 away from home in an AFCON qualifier.
Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen, who scored a brace