The Super Eagles international friendly game against Senegal booked for the Ismailia Stadium on Sunday will be played behind closed doors.
The reason given is that both the Super Eagles’ coach and Senegal’s have unanimously agreed on this as they hope to use the practice game to run through some last-minute tactical experiments on their respective teams.
According to Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, the decision has been backed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
“Both coaches agreed that the game should be played behind closed doors and this move has been backed by CAF,” Ibitoye said.
“The plan is to ensure that the game is away from public view — and overzealous challenges.
“The team trains twice a day and are prepared for the task of doing the country proud.”
The Nigeria V Senegal Friendly date and time is set for Sunday, 16th June, in Ismailia at 6:45 pm.
Nigeria will play in Group B at the Africa Cup of Nations alongside Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi.
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The three-time champions’ opening game at the AFCON tournament will be against Burundi on June 22 at the Alexandria Stadium.
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