Nigeria Vs. Saudi Arabia Friendly Canceled, To Face Liberia Instead

The proposed friendly game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Saudi Arabia will no longer go on as scheduled, Allnigeriasoccer reports.

The Nigeria Football Federation were unable to secure the international friendly match against the three-time AFC Asian Cup champions and have now confirmed that Nigeria instead will play the Liberian national team in Monrovia on September 11.

Nigeria officials and the Super Eagles players are expected to head off directly from Seychelles for Liberia on Sunday, September 9 and the players will go back to their respective clubs after the match.

While the Nigeria team manager Gernot Rohr called up 20 foreign-based professionals for an AFCON qualifier against Seychelles, Lone Stars coach Thomas Kojo has invited thirteen foreign-based players for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Democratic Republic of Congo, including Mallorca goalkeeper Boison Wynney and Spartak Moscow midfielder Sylvanus Nimely.

The Eagles have met Liberia on 13 different times in the past, with Nigeria winning eight matches, drawing twice and losing thrice.

Liberia were ranked 158th in the world in the last FIFA Ranking.

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