Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will play four friendlies ahead of next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Pinnick, who is also a CAF Executive Committee member, was speaking during the final of the NFF/Zenith Bank Under-15 Future Eagles Tournament at the Agege Stadium on Tuesday.
He further revealed that the Super Eagles will face England at the Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 while confirming that another international friendly match has been scheduled for May 27 though he didn’t reveal the identity of the opposition.
The NFF President also hinted the cancellation of a fifth friendly match scheduled for June 6 because of its close proximity to the June 16 World Cup opener against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia.
In his words, Pinnick said: “The fear of injuries also necessitated the cancellation of the June 6 date. The game will ordinarily have come up two days after the final 23-player squad lists would have been submitted. We cannot afford to take that risk.”