The Super Eagles will engage in quality international friendly games ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, the Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Seyi Akinwunmi has said.
Akinwunmi disclosed this in the wake of the postponement of the World Cup qualifiers which was initially billed for next month but moved to September due to Coronavirus Pandemic and current state of stadiums across the continent.
He said that the NFF are working to organise grade A international friendly matches for the Super Eagles.
“Ther NFF are doing everything possible to ensure that they keep the Super Eagles busy by organizing quality international friendly matches ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.”
The qualifiers will now be played in September, October, November 2021 as well as March 2022 for the final playoffs.
Nigeria are drawn in group C alongside Liberia, Central African Republic and Cape Verde. The Super Eagles were supposed to host Liberia next month in Lagos to kick start their campaign.
The Super Eagles qualified for next year’s AFCON tournament unbeaten with 12 points from six games to emerge as group L winners.