NFF Confirms Cameroon, Portugal Friendlies For Super Eagles

Despite the failure of Nigeria qualification of 2022 FIFA World Cup been scheduled for November in Qatar, it’ll be a busy transfer window month for Super Eagles as they will battle arch-rivals Indomitable Lions of Cameroon Indomitable and Portugal in two different matches, 

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed the tune-up matches for November 17 against Portugal and October for the game against Cameroon, which is billed for October, though talks are still on as regards the date.

Portugal have Nigeria on the list of potential teams they will play as part of their warm-up game for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The game is aimed at preparing Portugal ahead of its group game against the Black Stars of Ghana at the World Cup.

It will be the first time Nigeria and Portugal will be meeting at senior level.

Both countries have met thrice at the U-20 level with Portugal winning all three games.

The team will use the friendly match to prepare for the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers.

The three-time African champions were earlier scheduled to face the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in September, but the double-header has been shifted to March 2023 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

NFF wants to take advantage of the FIFA window and make sure the Super Eagles were kept busy following the postponement of the qualifiers.

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