NFF In Saudi Arabia Friendly Talks For Eagles – Reports

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is currently in talks with Saudi Arabia over a friendly with the Super Eagles next month according to various reports.

The three-time African champions will also face minnows Seychelles in a crucial 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier (September 8) and head coach Gernot Rohr has already named his squad for the game.

According to footballlive, the proposed friendly game between the two nations is likely to hold just three days after the Seychelles clash.

Nigeria and Saudi Arabia last met in a friendly match on May 25, 2010, which ended in a goalless draw.

Just like Nigeria, Saudi Arabia are three-time champions of their continent (Asia) after they won the continental title (Asian Cup) in 1994, 2002 and 2003.

Recent transfers involving the Nigerian trio of Ahmed Musa, Joseph Akpala and Paul Onobi have also strengthened links between the two countries.

Musa, Akpala and Onobi sealed respective moves to Saudi Professional League clubs Al-Nassr, Faisaly and Najoom.