International Friendly: Nigeria To Play Ivory Coast, Tunisia In October
All is now set as International football resumes globally. Africa is not excluded with international matches on a FIFA calendar date, after about seven months suspension
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play a friendly game with the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and another against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
NFF President, Amaju Pinnick announced that the two friendlies will hold in Austria, with the game against the Elephants coming up on October 9 while four days later the national team will face the Aigles de Carthage.
The football administrator revealed that Austria was picked as an ideal venue to host the two friendlies due to the COVID-19 protocols presently in place and the proximity of the bulk of the members of the Super Eagles as well.
Three-time African champions Nigeria have been inactive since November 17, 2019 when they beat Lesotho 4-2 in an African Cup of Nations qualifier.
In their last outing against Tunisia, the Super Eagles beat the North Africans 1-0 to win bronze at the 2019 AFCON, and they lost by a lone goal in their last meeting against Ivory Coast in January 2015.