Plans for two international friendlies for the Super Eagles in January have apparently been finalised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Before the team plays in the delayed 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which is expected to take place in Cote d’Ivoire, the friendlies will act as a warm-up.
January 13–February 11 is when the 2023 African Nations Cup takes place, and the Super Eagles will play against Burkina Faso and Cape Verde.
Along with Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, and Guinea Bissau in Group A, the three-time African champions are aiming for a fourth championship next year.
Equatorial Guinea will be Nigeria’s first opponent on January 14 at the Ebimpe Olympic Stadium.
Following that, on January 18, they take on Cote d’Ivoire, and on January 22, they play Guinea Bissau in their last group match.
Prior to the competition, the Eagles are scheduled to train in Saudi Arabia; the camp is scheduled to commence on December 29.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has already received a tentative 41-man list from the NFF; the final 27-man roster is anticipated to be announced on January 3.