Super Eagles Of Nigeria To Play Uganda On November 20

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Super Eagles Of Nigeria To Play Uganda On November 20

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Tuesday, November 20, take on the Cranes of Uganda in an international friendly encounter at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

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The warm-up match will be happening three days after Gernot Rohr’s men face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier clash at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday, November 17.

Uganda will also host Cape Verde in a 2019 AFCON qualifier Group L clash the same day, at the Nelson Mandela Stadium, Kampala.

Confirming the development to FUFA website, FUFA communications manager Ahmed Hussein, said:

“The Uganda Cranes technical team will make use of the FIFA International break that runs from 12th-20th November by playing a high profile friendly with the former African Champions. Matches between these two soccer giants have always been so close since time immemorial.

“A 30-man contingent will depart on 18th November 2018 for the trip to Nigeria. The foreign-based players in the contingent will then connect to their respective clubs after the friendly.”

Regardless of the outcome against Bafana Bafana, Rohr will be hoping to seize the friendly match to assess some untested players ahead of clash against already eliminated Seychelles.

Both countries sit at the top of their respective groups and are close to securing a berth in Cameroon 2019.

The last time both team met, the Cranes defeated the Super Eagles 1-0 in a friendly match on March 25, 2015.



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