Super Eagles Set To Play Another Friendly Match After Cameroon Next Month
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By Amaechi Agbo
There are indications that Super Eagles of Nigeria could play two friendly matches next month.
First, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF confirmed last week a friendly match between the Eagles and Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions on June 4 in Austria, but it has emerged that the three-time Africa champions could also lineup against a yet to be named country four days later.
Spanish side, Villarreal disclosed the probable second match while announcing release of their player Chuwkueze for the “two” matches
The official website of Villarreal stated that Samuel Chukwueze has been named in Nigeria’s provisional squad list for two games in June.
The Super Eagles will face Cameroon in the first of their two matches (June 4), while the opponent for their second international match is yet to be confirmed (June 8).
Senegal had been touted as a possible opponent but it is confirmed that the top ranked African nation won’t be facing the Super Eagles as they have already scheduled a match against Zambia on June 8th.
Manager Gernot Rohr has named a 31-man provisional squad for the two games, which will serve as preparation for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The World Cup qualifiers is scheduled to begin in September 2021 when the Super Eagles will battle Liberia before traveling to Cape Verde.
The Mexican Football Federation and Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed that the two countries will meet in a friendly on Saturday July 3.
Additional report from AllNigeriaSoccer