The Nigeria vs Scotland international friendly match, would be taking place this evening at 8pm Wednesday 28th May 2014 at Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC in London.
The match is likely to be the last game before the African giants head off to Brazil to compete in their fifth World Cup.
The Super Eagles squad includes English Premiership stars John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses, Lille FC’s Vincent Enyeama, Emmanuel Emenike, Shola Ameobi, and many others that will make the final 23 World Cup team heading to Brazil next month.
The two teams last met in Aberdeen in 2002 when the “Super Eagles” triumphed as 2-1 winners.
Tickets for this special pre-World Cup friendly is on sale on Fulham FC’s official website www.fulhamfc.com/tickets and is priced at£10 for kids and £25 for adults.
“This is the last chance for UK-based Nigerians to give a special send-off to their team ahead of the World Cup”, commented Jonathan Hill, Chief Operating Officer of Kentaro (a Swiss-based marketing agency organising the game).
Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi already expressed his excitement about the friendly as at the time of official announcement of the game “We are delighted to be playing the Scottish team in London as part of our pre World Cup preparations, and we know it will be a real test in front of a passionate crowd. We hope that many London based Nigerians will come out en masse to give the Eagles a rousing send forth ahead of Brazil 2014. The Tartan Army are an exciting squad and Gordon Strachan has been doing great work with the team. It will be a good game for us and the venue is perfect; where we played four-time World Cup winners Italy to a standstill in November”.