The much anticipated friendly between Nigeria and Brazil has been confirmed not to be holding anymore as planned.
It was formerly publicised by the NFF, that the Super Eagles were scheduled to face the Samba Boys on March 29 at the newly built Akwa Ibom International Stadium named the ‘Nest of Champions’.
However,Brazil Global Tour confirmed on Friday that Brazil will meet Chile in a friendly on March 29, 2015 at Emirates Stadium, London instead of the Super Eagles.
The game between Brazil and Chile will be a rematch of the World Cup second round clash between the two in June of last year in which the Brazilians emerged tops after prevailing in the penalty shootout in Belo Horizonte.
Before playing Chile on March 29, Coach Dunga’s side will play against France in Paris on March 26, after which the NFF president,Amaju Pinnick had formerly claimed the Brazil side will be visiting Nigeria. In his words last year,when there were doubts concerning the match he said,”It is not true that the match has been cancelled. There is nothing like that. What people are probably not clear about is the fact that Brazil will play France around the same period.”
He continued: “Brazil will play France on March 26, while they will fly to Nigeria to play the Super Eagles at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium on March 29. The two games and dates are quite different.”
It is yet to be seen if the NFF will find an alternative having stated that they will want to make the most of every FIFA window to play friendly games that would help improve the Super Eagles as well as raise their rating.
– Premium Times