The Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has announced that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will play two friendly matches against two African opponents in October.
The three times African champions will face Cote d’Ivoire on October 9 and also play against the Eagles of Carthage of Tunisia four days later in another match.
Since the 4:2 win against Lesotho in an African Cup Of Nations qualifier match, the Super Eagles are yet to play a match in 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic
Both games will be held in Austria for a few obvious reasons.”
The Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick In a series of tweets stated the European country was picked because of low risk of Covid-19 infection.
“Both games will be held in Austria for a few obvious reasons.
Due to the Covid-19 protocols presently in place and the proximity of the bulk of our team as well, Austria was seen as an ideal venue.
“I’ll have to stress as well, that all costs will be borne by the football federations of both Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as Tunisia, He said.