Brazil to play France three days before
The international friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Selecao of Brazil will still hold, the NFF confirms
The much anticipated tie was rumoured to be off as Brazil confirmed a date with France on March 26, but NFF affirmed the match would hold, three days after the South Americans play the French Le Blues
Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, debunked media claims that it has been called off
“It is not true that the match had been cancelled. There is nothing like that. What people are probably not clear about is the fact that Brazil will play France around the same period.
“Brazil will play France on March 26, while they will fly to Nigeria to play the Super Eagles at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium on March 29. The two games and dates are quite different,” Pinnick clarified on Thursday.
He stated further: “We are working hard at ensuring that we utilize all the FIFA –free days for international friendlies next year. There are about 10 of those dates and we will get opponents for the Super Eagles for each and everyone of them.
“We have firmly put behind us the Eagles’ failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Our focus now is on building a much stronger team through giving opportunities to foreign –based players who had either been on the fringes or previously shut out, and also taking good look at those players on the domestic scene who have shown some promise.”
Nigeria does not hold good records against Brazil in international friendlies with the last one ending 0-3 in a defeat at the Abuja National stadium.