Nigeria Turn Down Morocco, Saudi Arabia Friendly For Argentina

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The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed they turned down offers from Iran, Saudi Arabia and Morocco before opting to face Argentina in a high-profile friendly in Russia on November 14.

The Argentina Football Association broke the news on Friday as both nations begin preparations for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed at the weekend that nearly all arrangements have been concluded with regards to the big match, subject to approval by world football –ruling body, FIFA and agreeable flight arrangements.

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”We have had long and fruitful talks, and we can say that we have an agreement,” Sanusi told

”We await the approval by FIFA and also, we have to agree on the flight arrangements that would be comfortable for the players and crew.

”The match will come up on 14th November, four days after the Super Eagles’ final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Algeria.

”We had offers from teams like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Morocco but we have opted for the Argentines”.

Nigeria will play Algeria on November 10 in the final World Cup qualifying game, putting an end to competitive football for the remainder of the year.

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