• NFF boss confirms Egypt friendly called off

    NFF boss confirms Egypt friendly called off

    President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has confirmed a proposed friendly against AFCON-bound Egypt will no longer be played in January.

    He said the friendly was off because there were some conditions Nigeria could not meet like parading the country’s top Europe-based professionals as it will not be a FIFA-friendly window.

    Pinnick said they are now shopping for other friendlies for the Super Eagles as a result of this cancellation.

    Egypt were earlier due to take on Nigeria in a […]

  • Nigeria rejects chance to play friendly match against Botswana

    Nigeria rejects chance to play friendly match against Botswana

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have turned down a chance to play a friendly against Botswana to celebrate that country’s 50th independence anniversary.

    A top official said the NFF will not be sending a team for the friendly slated for around September 30. “The proposed friendly is off,” he said without giving any further explanation. This decision may not be unconnected with the poor financial position of the NFF.

    Both countries have clashed once, in December 2011, in a friendly played in Benin […]