Real Reason Cote d’Ivoire Dumped Super Eagles October Friendly Has Been Exposed

Cote d’Ivoire Dumped Super Eagles October Friendly

It is no longer news that Super Eagles will not be facing Cote d’Ivoire in a friendly next month.

On Friday, the Nigeria Football Federation announced that Algeria have replaced Cote d’Ivoire after the Ivorian FA claimed “internal problems” has stopped them from honouring a clash against the Super Eagles.

However, investigations have now revealed that the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire rather preferred to take on 2018 World Cup semifinalists and world No 1 Belgium and not the Super Eagles, who are ranked 29th in the world.

The Belgium vs Cote d’Ivoire clash will is scheduled for October 8 in Brussels.

Cote d’Ivoire actually are a last-minute replacement for New Zealand, who pulled out because of strict Coronavirus restrictions.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez was excited with the prospect of battling the Ivorians.

 “It is a team with strong individuals of the highest level and who are currently performing very well such as Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) and Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal),” he said.

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“It is also a perfect sparring partner for our first international period in which we have three matches.”

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