The Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be facing Portugal in an international friendly game in September.
Sanusi made this known while speaking to Brila FM. He said the game was expected to hold in September since the initial Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier scheduled to take place in September has been moved to March 2023.
Sanusi said that Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, was involved in the arrangement of the friendly with Portugal.
He said: “We are all aware that qualifiers was fixed for September but because of the change of date of the AFCON qualifiers which has been moved to next year March, therefore the NFF has made it a duty to always use the FIFA window to play quality friendly matches with the aim of keeping the team in good shape.
“That’s why we use the contact and connection of our coach (Jose) Peseiro who is a Portuguese to arrange a quality friendly match with the Portuguese national team.”
Nigeria and Portugal have never played in senior category but the friendly would serve as preparation for Portugal ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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