Nigeria To Play Two Friendly Matches Against Burkina Faso And Cape Verde In January, Ahead Of AFCON

 

Nigeria To Play Two Friendly Matches Against Burkina Faso And Cape Verde In January, Ahead Of AFCON
Nigeria To Play Two Friendly Matches Against Burkina Faso And Cape Verde In January, Ahead Of AFCON

 

 

 

Nigeria will play two friendly matches against Burkina Faso and Cape Verde in January, ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations which holds from January 13 to February 11 in Ivory Coast.

The Super Eagles are hoping to win a fourth AFCON title next year and are in Group A alongside hosts Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, and Guinea Bissau.

Nigeria’s first game will be against Equatorial Guinea on January 14 at the Ebimpe Olympic Stadium before facing hosts Ivory Coast on January 18 while their last group game will be against Guinea Bissau on January 22.

Last week, the Nigeria Football Federation submitted a provisional 41-man list to the Confederation of African Football, with the final 27-man squad expected to be released on January 3.

Following a decision by the organizing committee of the AFCON, all 24 teams will be permitted a final squad of 27 players, four more than the initial 23 from previous tournaments. The Eagles are also billed to camp in Saudi Arabia ahead of the tournament beginning on Friday, December 29.

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