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Super Eagles plan two friendlies ahead AFCON 2019

Super Eagles plan two friendlies ahead AFCON 2019

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Bunmi Ogunyale

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has approved two more Grade A friendlies for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

This was contained in a communiqué made available after the NFF executive committee meeting in Asaba on Monday.

“After expressing its commitment to give maximum support to the prorgamme of the technical crew in order to ensure victory for Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt this summer, the board approved that the Super Eagles play two more friendly matches during the FIFA-free window before the championship,” the communiqué read in part.

The Committee also reiterated that Nigeria national teams would always compete favourably for honours at major championships and not attend simply to make up the number.

In a similar vein, the board approved a proposal that the Super Falcons should attend a tournament in Spain in the first week of April and then take part in the WAFU Cup Tournament in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in May, as part of preparations for the 8th FIFA women’s World Cup in France this summer.

It was also unanimously agreed that the team will have its final, pre-World Cup camp at the same Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf that the Super Eagles made use of before flying to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

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