By Augustine Akhilomen
The Nigeria Football Federation have disclosed some of the matches that the Super Eagles will play as preparation for the World Cup slated for Russia.
The three-time Africa Champions will square up against Poland on 23 March and Serbia 27 March before facing DR Congo in Abuja on 28 May.
Later on, the team will confront World Cup-bound England on 2 June at Wembley ahead of the final warm-up fixture against Czech Republic on 6 June.
Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)’s official match agent, said much planning had gone into the fixtures.
“We’ve worked closely with the coach and the great support of the NFF to finalise these games,” Pachon told BBC Sport.
“Coach (Rohr) stressed the importance of playing teams with a similar style to their World Cup opposition and we’ve got two going to Russia from eastern Europe.
“The game against DR Congo in May will afford the fans, media and everyone the opportunity to see the Super Eagles play before they fly out to Europe to conclude preparations,” Pachon added.
Nigeria World Cup friendlies
Nigeria vs Poland (23 March in Poland)
Nigeria vs Serbia (27 March in the UK)
Nigeria vs DR Congo (28 May in Abuja)
Nigeria vs England (2 June in London)
Nigeria vs Czech Republic (6 June in Austria)
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