Super Eagles will play a friendly match against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play a friendly match against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in September, according to Muhammad Sanusi, secretary general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Portugal defeated Nigeria three times in a row in the U-20 World Cup despite the fact that they have never met in a senior competition (twice in 1989 and 2013).
According to Sanusi, the match is likely to take place in September as the NFF wishes to take advantage of the FIFA window following the postponement of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers until March of the following year.
On Wednesday, August 3, Sanusi said on Brila FM: “We are all aware that qualifiers was fixed for September but because of the change of date of the AFCON qualifiers which has been moved to next year March, the NFF has made it a duty to always use the FIFA window to play quality friendlies with the aim of keeping the team in good condition.
“For this reason, we use our coach (Jose) Peseiro’s connections and contacts to set up a top-notch friendly encounter with the Portuguese national team.”
At the World Cup in Qatar this year, Portugal will play the Ghanaian Black Stars in a group match.