As part of Nigeria’s build up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that four international friendlies have been lined up for the Super Eagles.
Speaking at the final of the NFF/Zenith Bank Under-15 Football Tournament at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, confirmed that Eagles were going to take on the Three Lions of England at the Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018.
He also revealed that another international friendly match has been fixed for May 27 for Eagles but did not confirm the country.
The NFF chief further hinted what would have been a fifth friendly fixed on June 6 was cancelled because of its closeness to June 16,the date Nigeria will play her opening group game against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia.
“The fear of injuries also necessitated the cancellation of the June 6 date. The game will ordinarily have come up two days after the final 23-player squad lists would have been submitted. We cannot afford to take that risk,” stressed Pinnick who is also a CAF executive committee member.