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Report: Super Eagles Cancel Overseas Friendly To Prepare For Bafana In Nigeria

Nigeria Friendly Called Off As Preparations For Bafana Are Underway

By Soccer Laduma - May 19, 2017 11:07 AM

Reports in Nigeria indicate that the Super Eagles’ plans for the game against South Africa have been changed and one of their friendly games in Europe has been called off. 

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Nigeria are scheduled to host Bafana Bafana in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game in Uyo on June 10. The Super Eagles are expected to travel to France to spend some time preparing for the Bafana game in Paris.  

According to reports, the Nigerians had hoped to finalise their preparations with a friendly game against Togo on June 01, while still in France.  

However, it has now been reported by some media outlets in Nigeria that there has been a change in the planning, with Gernot Rohr’s side now expected to complete their preparations for the Bafana clash on home soil. 

“The coach called off the friendly in Paris so as to concentrate on the AFCON qualifier against South Africa. The team will, therefore, come back to Abuja immediately after the match against Corsica,” Nigeria Football Federation spokesman Ademola Olajire has been quoted as saying by Allnigeriasoccer.com. 

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Newly appointed Bafana coach Stuart Baxter is expected to announce his squad for Nigeria on May 25.  


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chuxinho Joined: 10 Jun 2014
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chuxinho May 23, 2017 10:53 PM
Up Nigeria
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Thautha Joined: 30 Dec 2015
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Thautha May 23, 2017 01:37 PM
SA is Nigerian staple food my man and all south Africans know that. They've always shown that they are way ahead of us when it comes to continental football. They just want to make sure that they close our big mouths which calls them amakwerekwere. So brace yourselves Mzansi for a big thrashing by big brother Naija!!!!!
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sicknote Joined: 26 Apr 2017
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sicknote May 19, 2017 01:22 PM
They take this match very very serious and with no doubt super Eagles will win the match especial in their back-yard
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Magebhula Sokzin Joined: 17 May 2016
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Magebhula Sokzin May 19, 2017 11:15 AM
I am telling u, Nigeria wants to take us down.

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