The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied rumours making rounds in the sporting press that the Super Eagles will play an international friendly game with the Atlas Lions of Morocco in France as part of preparations for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, AOIFootball.com reports.
AOIFootball.com gathered that the team’s itinerary heading into the biannual tournament still stands, with the NFF Head of Communications, Mr. Ademola Olajire revealing that there are no such plans for the team to take on the North African nation.
“We finalized our program leading up to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations long before now and have publicized same, and a match with the Atlas Lions of Morocco is not on the cards,” Olajire clarified on Friday.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Super Eagles will set up a camp in Asaba, Delta State as from Saturday, 2nd June, play a friendly with the Warriors of Zimbabwe on 8th June and then fly to Egypt the following day.
“They will set up a final training camp in Ismailia and then play a friendly against Africa’s number one –ranked team, Senegal in Ismailia on 16th June. On 17th June, they will depart Ismailia for Alexandria-venue of their AFCON Group B matches,” Olajire concluded
Three-time champions Nigeria will trade tackles with Burundi on 22nd June, confront Guinea on 26th June and then tackle Madagascar on 30th June, all in Alexandria.