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NFF confirm Super Eagles vs Brazil friendly, shop for African opponents

The Nigeria Football Federation have announced they are in negotiations for a match with an African team for the Super Eagles after they confirmed that the Super  Eagles will play Brazil in a friendly in Singapore on Sunday, 13 October.

Nigeria and global giants Brazil will play at the Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore 23 years after Nigeria, on their way to winning Africa’s first Olympic football gold, defeated the Selecao in the semi-finals  of Atlanta ’96.

 
The last time Nigeria and Brazil met at senior level was in 2003 when the five-time world champions won 3-0 at the then new Abuja National Stadium.

That Super Eagles came close to shocking Ukraine in a friendly match in Dnipro a week ago, before blowing a two-goal lead to draw 2-2.

“We are happy to have sealed this encounter with Brazil, the five-time champions of the world. It is not everyday that you get to Brazil, and I think it is very good for our young team.

“The Nigeria Football Federation must also commend Eurodata Sport, our FIFA –licensed Match Agent, for pulling this off. Having said that, the focus now is on getting an African team for the Super Eagles as a second match for the FIFA window in October, ahead of their 2021 AFCON qualifying matches in November,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said.

The Super Eagles have two 2021 AFCON qualifying dates in November. After hosting the Squirrels of Benin Republic on 14 November, they will fly to Maseru to face the Crocodiles of Lesotho on 19 November.

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