Ivory Coast seal Belgium Friendly after Opting out of Super Eagles Game

Posted On 26 Sep 2020
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The Nigeria Football Federation announced, Friday, that the international friendly against Ivory Coast initially scheduled for October has been cancelled.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are due to return to action next month since the COVID-19 outbreak in March forced the suspension of all football activities.


Ahead of the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers double header against Sierra Leone in November, the NFF agreed tune up games for Gernot Rohr’s side with two matches lined up; Ivory Coast and Tunisia in Austria.


However, Five days after announcing the friendlies, Federation Ivorien Football opted out.


In a letter dated 22nd September and sent by the Ivorien Federation it cited “internal problems” as its reason for calling off the game between Les Éléphants and the Super Eagles, NFF stated on its website.


Both FAs have since named new opponents for the botched game. Nigeria is now scheduled to face African Champions Algeria on October 9 at the Jacques Lemans Arena.


Meanwhile, Ivory Coast will go up against World number one, Belgium, at the Roi Baudoin stadium on October 8.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.