Preview: Nigeria vs Corsica (friendly)

Preview: Nigeria vs Corsica (friendly)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria test themselves against the national football team of the Island of Corsica.

Like the Catalan national team, Corsica is yet to play in competitive fixtures due to their non-affiliation with UEFA of FIFA.

Preview: Nigeria vs Corsica (friendly)
The Eagles pose for a snap before training for the match

They only test themselves in international friendlies where they can call-up players from other nations.

While Catalan call-up Spanish players, Corsica calls up French players with the island still affiliated with France.

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The friendly is the first of three matches to be played consecutively for the Eagles; the others being another friendly against Togo on Monday May 29 and a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa's Bafana Bafana on June 10.

The Corsica match will be played tonight, May 26 at the Stade Francois Coty, Ajaccio. Kick off is 8pm (Nigerian time).

Most of the players called up for Corsica play their club football for Ajaccio and Bastia, two clubs who play in the French Ligue 2.

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Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses of Arsenal and Chelsea respectively will not be available for the match as they will take part in the English FA Cup final tomorrow, Saturday, May 27.

Super Eagles stand-in captain Elderson Echijile has said the Eagles would not underestimate Corsica and will use the match as preparation for the test against South Africa.

Meanwhile, you can see's video of the Super Eagles training ahead of the World Cup qualifiers;


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