Nigeria to face Portugal in international friendly


Nigeria will face 2016 European champions, Portugal, in an international friendly scheduled to hold in September, The PUNCH reports.

This was revealed by Nigeria Football Federation Secretary General, Muhammad Sanusi.

The three-time African champions were initially scheduled to play Guinea Bissau in a double-header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in the FIFA international break.

But with the qualifiers postponed until March 2023 by the Confederation of African Football last month, the NFF are busy arranging a grade A friendly for the Eagles.

According to Sanusi, discussion with the Portuguese FA for the friendly game between Nigeria and Portugal is in top gear.

“We are working on arranging a grade A friendly game with Portugal ahead of next FIFA window,” Sanusi told The PUNCH.

“Following the postponement of the AFCON a friendly game is necessary for the Eagles.

“Arrangements are in full gear and we are close to finalising the details. Once that…

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