Amaju Pinnick the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has revealed that the Super Eagles will play two friendly matches in Portugal during the FIFA window in September.
The NFF boss shared that the opponents will most likely be from Africa and South America.
“The arrangement is 70% confirmed, we hope to make use of the FIFA windows in both September and October.”
Two unconfirmed reports are saying the NFF is eyeing Egypt and Columbia. While Egypt is not in even in the top 10 in Africa as their dismal Afcon 2019 outing they have always been a tough nut for Nigeria to crack and should test the Eagles very well. As for Columbia, they are ranked fourth in South America and that game should be one for the books based on the free style of football both teams play.
As we know the three-time African champion side last played a game on the 17th of November 2019, where Nigeria defeated Lesotho 4-2 in the 2021 AFCON qualifier in Maseru and it sits on top of Group L with 6 points after 2 matches.
However, one must note that CAF recently postponed the 2021 AFCON to 2022 due to the novel Coronavirus.