Nigeria to face Argentina in November friendly

Henrietta Strickland
October 21, 2017

The South American powerhouse will start their preparations for next summer's showpiece with a high-profile exhibition match against the Super Eagles in the Arena of FC Krasnodar on November 14.

After securing the ticket for the World Cup, Rohr had warned against "money strike" by the players, a trend that usually haunt Nigeria's World Cup campaigns in the past where players and the football house are always in loggerheads over unpaid bonuses.

He however pointed out that the match was still subject to approval by world football-ruling body FIFA as well as agreeable flight arrangements.

The communiqué added, "The committee pledged to do all that is necessary to ensure adequate preparations of the Super Eagles to set a new record of performance for an African country at the World Cup in Russian Federation in 2018, to the glory of Nigerian and African football".

"We await the approval by Federation Internationale de Football Association and also, we have to agree on the flight arrangements that would be comfortable for the players and crew".

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

The Eagles will take on Algeria's Fennecs in what is no more than an academic exercise, at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui in Constantine on November 10.

"The board resolved to ensure that negotiations with the players to ensure that World Cup bonuses are firmly concluded and an agreement signed before the end of this year, for the sake of stable preparations and credible participation at the World Cup without any distractions". The Albiceleste trumped the second encounter 3-1 in Dhaka, Bangladesh three months later.

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