Egypt announce friendly match with Nigeria in March

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Photo: Reuters
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Egypt and Nigeria will go head to head in March 2019 in an international friendly match, according to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

The warm-up match will hold during the international FIFA break on March 26 in Nigeria.

The Egyptian FA confirmed on Thursday that it got an approval from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the friendly.

“The Egyptian Football Association has received the approval of its Nigerian counterpart to hold a friendly match between the two countries’ teams in Nigeria on March 26 during the international break, which will also see the national team play in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to Niger in Niger on 22, 23 and 24 March next year,” announced the Egypt FA.

The match will be played after Egypt’s last game in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification against Niger Republic.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles, on the other hand, will play hosts to Seychelles, also in an AFCON qualifier, before the friendly.

Egypt’s Pharaohs now under new head coach Javier Aguirre and their Nigerian counterparts have already qualified for the 2019 AFCON.

The last meeting between Egypt and Nigeria was in a 2016 Africa Cup of Nation at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt and the former won 1-0.

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