Super Eagles to play 2 friendly games in October - NFF president Amaju Pinnick

Super Eagles to play 2 friendly games in October - NFF president Amaju Pinnick

- Super Eagles to play two quality friendly games later this year

- NFF president Amaju Pinnick confirmed the news

- The administrator revealed they have reached 70% agreement for the test games

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Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that the Super Eagles will have two international friendly games during the next FIFA windows in September and October.

The country's senior national team has not been in action since their 4-2 victory over Lesotho in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers last year November.

Coach Gernot Rohr's men were scheduled to take on Sierra Leone in March but coronavirus pandemic forced all football activities to be postponed.

The virus has also made the topmost championship on the continent to be moved from January 2021 to the following year.

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Super Eagles to play 2 friendly games in October - NFF president Amaju Pinnick

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However, the football apex body's chief has however hinted that the three-time AFCON champions will face opposition from South America and Africa.

The arrangement is 70% confirmed. “We hope to make use of the FIFA windows in both September and October,” Pinnick said during in an Instagram live chat on Thursday.

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Nigeria played two friendly games towards the end of last year - they were held to a 2-2 draw by Ukraine and then forced five-time world champions Brazil to a 1-1 draw in Singapore.

Meanwhile, the NFF has charged the Super Eagles boss to win the next edition of AFCON after signing a new two-year extension earlier this year.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has insisted that the body will not beg Arsenal teenage sensation Bukayo Saka to play for the Super Eagles.

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