The international friendlies for the Super Eagles in October are hanging in the balance with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yet to get authorization for the doubleheader in Austria.
Gernot Rohr’s mem were billed to clash with West African long-time rivals Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire on 9th October with the other fixture to be held four days later at the same venue against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
But according to NationSport, the NFF is yet to get the green light for both encounters due to the prevailing strict COVID-19 regulations.
“The truth is that the NFF in conjunction with the organisers are still working on authorization from the government (for the friendly matches) and hopefully this would be sorted out soon,” a competent source told Nation Sport. “COVID-19 has changed everything but there is no need to worry.”
The report further stated that the NFF is yet to interact with the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development as per the October friendly .
“The NFA (NFF) is expected to brief the Ministry on the plans (for the friendly matches) which must be in line with all government guidelines regarding COVID-19,“ stated an aide to the Sport Minister Sunday Dare.
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