Super Eagles will be ready for Tunisia and Cote D’Ivoire, Says Akinwunmi

Posted On 07 Sep 2020
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First Vice-President, Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinkunmi opined that the Super Eagles are Nigeria is a big football nation and the Super Eagles will continue to lock horns with the best teams in the world.


The Super Eagles are scheduled to play Tunisia and Cote D’Ivoire in international friendly matches next month in Austria.


Both matches are expected to serve are preparatory games toward the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualification doubleheader against Sierra Leone in November.


In his reaction to the game against Tunisia and Cote D’Ivoire, Akinwumi who on Friday bagged Skysports Nigeria’s 2020 Sports Administrator the Year Award, said the Super Eagles are now afraid of playing against any team in Africa.


“Arranging friendly games with African giants Tunisia and Cote d’Ivoire doesn’t mean Nigeria is afraid to take on other countries of the world. We recently played Brazil, Ukraine, and other big countries and admirably held our own,”


“The friendly matches are being put in place to bring the players together after the coronavirus pandemic break, give the coach an opportunity to try out a few players and put the team in top shape ahead of the 2022 AFCON qualification tie against Sierra Leone in November,” he added.


The game will be Super Eagles’ first engagement since November when they defeated Lesotho 4-2 in a matchday two fixture in Maseru.


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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.