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Nigeria confirm friendlies against African nations

Published On 16/09/2015 | By Liam Chambers | Africa, International, Latest News, Nigeria, Top Stories

Nigeria have confirmed friendlies against Congo and Cameroon to be held in Belgium, with further friendly dates to be added.

The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the Super Eagles will take on Congo in Antwerp on 8 October, before facing Cameroon on 11 October in Brussels, who they haven’t faced since the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.

The coach believes these two matches will give him an opportunity to access his squad and put them in shape ahead of the World Cup qualifiers,” NFF spokesman¬†Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport.

“With the matches being played in Europe on Fifa official dates against strong opposition, it will enable Mr Oliseh to test his team thoroughly.

“The majority of the players are playing in Europe, making it easier for them to travel to Belgium for these matches.”

Nigeria are also set to play either Algeria or Tunisia in March, ahead of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Egypt.

The Super Eagles surpisingly missed out on this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, after failing to beat South Africa in their final qualification fixture.

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