Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria/Angola: Super Eagles to Play Angola in Pre-Afcon Friendly

The Super Eagles will confront Angola and another yet to be disclosed African country in the last two friendly matches after the already scheduled one against Catalonia on January 2, 2013.

The Nigeria Football Federation Assistant Director of Communication Ademola Olajire has disclosed to Goal.com that apart from the already agreed Super Eagles tune up match against Catalonia, there is going to be at least two more friendly matches against African opposition which he refused to disclose.

But he revealed that negotiations and discussions have reached almost a concluding stage between the NFF match agent and the countries involved.

However, Goal.com can confirm authoritatively that Angola is one of the two African countries the Eagles are expected to play warm up matches against.

"The only friendly match I can confirm for now that the Eagles would play on January 2, 2013 is against Catalonia. The other two against African countries are under wrap but I don't want to beat the gun and make it public now until discussions are finalised," the NFF image maker also said.

He also disclosed further the arrival date of Super Eagles handler, Stephen Keshi who he said would arrive on Saturday in Lagos, will next week name his list of players that would kick start the first part of the last phase of the camping exercise for the 2013 AFCON.

"After the 17th of this month's camping exercise, the chosen ones from the home based Eagles would depart for Faro, Portugal two days after Christmas, to be precise the 27th of this month. They would be there for like eight days before the overseas based professionals will join them up on the 4th of January, 2013."

"The deadline for the submission of the final list of 23 players given to all the 16 teams already qualified for the finals of 2013 AFCON is on January 19. We believe we have no reason not to meet that deadline", Olajire disclosed.

With Agency Report

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