NFF Finally Drop Chile, Morocco Friendlies

Published on: 09 February 2018

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have finally agreed with Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr to drop their idea of a final build-up match for the team on June 9 in Austria.

With that date hanging just a week before the Eagles line out against Croatia in their first match of Russia 2018, Rohr never took a fancy to the NFF’s plan, and the soccer buffs have now seemingly bowed to his opinion by putting an end to efforts to woo Chile and Morocco.

The NFF had initially had named Chile as the last country the Eagles would face before they go to the World Cup and fixed June 9 as the date for the match.

The NFF had planned to use the match to prepare for the team’s last group game against a South American side Argentina as it has arranged for friendly with countries from Africa and Europe for the side as part of their preparation for the Mundial.

Along the line, Chile opted to play Poland on June 8 instead, and the NFF turned their searchlight on Morocco.

However, talks between the two countries collapsed because of logistics and the NFF, through its match agent, had opened discussions with some countries including Morocco and Columbia.

“There are other countries who are interested but many of them are avoiding that date because it is too close to the start of the competition,” said a source at the federation.