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