Confusion over announced Super Eagles versus Togo friendly
There has been confusion over whether the national team of Nigeria will face Togo in a friendly, which is supposed to serve as preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation qualifier against South Africa in June, after the announcement by the Togolese Football Federation (FTF) via unofficial sources.
The FTF disclosed that their national team will face the Super Eagles in an international friendly on Thursday, June 1, which is supposed to be the same day the Nigerian players are to return to Abuja.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have not released a statement to this effect, but the media officer of the Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye revealed on Twitter that the friendly is a “huge possibility” and asked Nigerians to wait for formal confirmation by the NFF.
— Oluwatoyin Ibitoye (@Toyin_Ibitoye) May 11, 2017
The NFF have sealed a friendly with Corsica on May 26. Training camp will continue till the 29th, when they are to face an unnamed opponent, according to Executive Committee Member, Ibrahim Gusau.
“NFF is looking at so many options of friendlies to play. What I want to assure Nigerians is that the match against Cameroon will not come without us having a high profile friendly match with a very high level country before we play Cameroon.
”The issue of Germany, NFF has denied it,” said Gusau to Brila FM.