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Friday, November 25, 2016

NFF in talks over friendly with Ivory Coast

Writer/Ed.: Oladayo Juan Joe Bamidele

Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) are in talks with their Ivorian counterpart for a friendly game between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Ivory Coast next year, weeks before the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick confirmed to Owngoalnigeria.com that talks are already at advanced stage for the game scheduled to hold in London.

"We have lined up series of friendly games for the Super Eagles, already that of Egypt and Senegal is confirmed , and presently we at an advanced stage with Ivory Coast

"The aim is to keep them fit for the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Cameroon next year. We need games, for our team to be in top shape for the tie.

"We are leading the group but it’s just two games, so we don’t need to be carried away yet. We are leaving no stone un-turned in our bid to be at the World Cup 2018 in Russia”, Pinnick said.


WRITER'S OPINION

Fans of both nation will be anticipating the match.



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