Super Eagles Camp Starts On Monday For Friendly Match Against Algeria
Shorunmu confirmed that the grade A friendly would be played by the Super Eagles’ starting lineup rather than the CHAN team as had been previously reported.
He stated that every player invited to the Algeria match is fully healthy and prepared to take on the North African team.
“I don’t understand were the news making the round that the International friendly against Algeria will be played with domestic players only. It is a grade A friendly organised by Algeria to prepare their team for the World Cup in Qatar. The arrangements for the game have already been concluded with the NFF and the organisers. The Super Eagles main team will be used for the tie. List of players for the match has been sent to the NFF. Camp will open on Monday. Players and officials are expected to arrive camp same day,” he said.
He also said that the Eagles friendly list would be made public soon.
The venue for the friendly game is Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui in Constantine. The African Nations Championship (CHAN) will be held in Algeria early next year. On Friday, September 29, Sudan and the North Africans will play a second friendly.
In another development, a formal agreement for an international friendly to be played on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Estadio Jane Alvalade Lisbon has been signed by the Nigeria Football Federation and the Portuguese Football Federation.