Eagles, Bafana game hits snag

2011-12-15 12:46

Johannesburg - The proposed international friendly between Nigeria's Super Eagles and their South African counterparts has hit a brick wall. reports that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is uncomfortable with the February 29, 2012 date for the tune-up match and will not enter into any agreement for the game.

The February 29 date picked for the friendly falls on the same day that the Super Eagles will face the Amavubi of Rwanda in the first leg, round two of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification in Kigali.'s attempt to get the NFF general secretary, Musa Amadu, to comment on the development was turned down.

Amadu instead referred our correspondent to the federation's spokesman, Ademola Olajire, who could not be reached as his mobile telephone rang without response.

"I am not in a position to talk on this. The federation's media officer will do that," said Amadu in a brash tone.

This is the third time a game between the two has been nixed.


  • Lunga - 2011-12-15 14:00

    So, not only have Bafana lost the India game, they've lost the Nigeria game too. We might as well start inviting countries like Djibouti and Tibet to come and play us. They could use the exposure of competeting against a world class football team.

  • lawrence.oboh - 2011-12-15 14:08

    This kind new self, na wao... how una wan make our Super Eagles take play tow matches for same day... they be witch?? which one dey more important, the first leg, round two of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification in Kigali or the international friendly?? wetin una want make Musa Amadu tell una? say we go play friendly forget the Nations cup qualifier... come on guys, if una want the friendly, pick another day wey both countries no get other commitment... una hear??

  • Michael - 2011-12-15 14:46

    Why can't we play against Nigerians already illegally here in RSA? Those strong coke dealers can beat us for sure,cumon now!

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