The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal next September, in a friendly match counting for the preparations for CAN 2023 (postponed to 2024).
Nigeria will also play friendly matches next September counting towards the preparations for the next African Cup of Nations to be held in Côte d’Ivoire. Initially planned for the matches of the 3rd and 4th days of the African tournament qualifiers, this slot was finally made available mainly to teams qualified for the 2022 World Cup to play friendly matches. Consequence of the postponement of CAN 2023 to 2024 which allowed CAF to postpone the playoff matches scheduled for September to March 2023.
And the Super Eagles have unearthed a big chunk for this international break. The Nigerian team will indeed face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. It was the Secretary General of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Mohammed Sanusi, who revealed the info during an interview with Brila FM.
“We are all aware that the qualifiers have been set for September, but due to the change in the date of the AFCON qualifiers which has been moved to March next year, the NFF has therefore made it a point to always use the FIFA window to play quality friendlies. in order to keep the team in shape. “said Sanusi.
“That’s why we use the contact and connection of our coach (José) Peseiro who is a Portuguese to organize a quality friendly match with the Portuguese national team. « , he added.
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