Eagles, Luxembourg clash moved

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The friendly match between Nigeria  and Luxembourg has been brought forward by 24 hours, the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed on Sunday.

The Super Eagles  had been scheduled to play Mali in Rouen, France,  on May  27 and face  Luxembourg  in Luxembourg City on June 1 as part of  Nigeria’s preparations for  the  Russia 2018  World Cup qualifiers.

However, the NFF said on its official website that it received a  letter  from  the Football Association of Luxembourg on Friday explaining  that the match had been  moved forward by a day as a result of the Tour de France cycling competition, with Luxembourg much involved.

“The change in date will not in any way affect our programme. We will still have three days to train for the match against Luxembourg,”  NFF official Enebi Achor, told thenff.com.

Meanwhile, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has promised to visit Nigeria in a few weeks.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick told thenff.com  that the Swiss  will pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari.

Pinnick said,  “The FIFA president says Nigeria is a big country and a massive footballing nation that should help with the new FIFA leadership’s drive to truly develop the game. He is excited about our various capacity –building and youth development programmess and that is why he is coming to watch the NFF/Zenith Bank Championship final.”

First published: PUNCH, 16.05.16

Eagles, Luxembourg clash moved

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