Eagles to play 5 more friendlies before storming Russia


Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick has said the Super Eagles will get five more friendly games before the World Cup tournament in Russia, if everything goes according to plan.

Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s first goal during an international friendly football match between Argentina and Nigeria in Krasnodar on November 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO 

He said they are targeting teams higher in ranking than the Super Eagles.

“We are looking at a minimum of playing five top class friendlies before the World Cup proper.

“We are looking at countries that are above us in the ranking and countries that are in the top 10 of world football ranking and countries that are in the World Cup as well,” said Pinnick.

He added that some countries have been approached and the NFF is expecting to tie down dates for those…

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