NFF confirms Egypt friendly for Super Eagles

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday confirmed that the Super Eagles will host fellow African side, Egypt, in an international friendly.

Both nations – alongside Senegal, Tunisia and Morocco – will fly the continent’s flag at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Aside the Pharaohs, the NFF is proposing two other test games for the Eagles will

NFF Secretary-General, Muhammed Sanusi, revealed this while speaking on the sidelines of the Glass House 2018 budget defence with the House of Representatives Committee on Sports.

The scribe stated that though no final decision has been reached, the three friendly matches would be played in Abuja before the Mundial kick-off in June.

“Looking at three countries we want to play in Abuja. We haven’t finalized, but Egypt is one of them,” Sanusi revealed on Wednesday.

On extending invitation to additional players to join the Eagles, Sanusi said, “We always allow the coach to do that. We don’t have a hand in the selection of players.

“It’s up to the coach to bring in the players he wants to bring.”

The committee, chaired by Goni Lawan Bukar (APC, Yobe) had earlier commended the NFF leadership under Amaju Pinnick for bringing sanity to Nigerian football.

The committee said though it was yet to get the details of the 2018 NFF proposal, it would give it much priority and make adequate allocations for the federation to succeed in its programmes.