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Super Eagles to play Cote D’Ivoire and Tunisia next month

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By Elijah Odetokun

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play friendly games against The Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire on October 9 and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on October 13.

This was contained in an official release by the NFF made available to Daily Times by NFF President Amaju Pinnick.

“As we await the Federal Government’s pronouncement on the resumption of football, the Federation has been in active discussions about possible friendly matches and I’m happy to say we have finally sealed two high profile matches for next month.

“On the 9th of October, the Super Eagles will play former African champions, Cote D’Ivoire in a friendly game, then face another African giant and former champions Tunisia, four days later, on the 13th.

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“Both games will be held in Austria for a few obvious reasons, due to the COVID-19 protocols presently in place and the proximity of the bulk of our team as well, Austria was seen as an ideal venue.

I’ll have to stress as well, that ALL costs will be borne by the Football Federations of both Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire, as well as Tunisia.” Pinnick tweeted.

Tunisia are Africa’s highest ranked team on FIFA rankings on 27th position with Nigeria closely behind on 31st and second in Africa. Cote D’Ivoire are 61st on FIFA ranking and 12th in Africa.

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