Nigeria’s international friendly against the Fennecs of Algeria will be televised live through either African International Television (AIT) or SuperSports, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed.
According to NFF Media Director, Ademola Olajire, the federation’s marketing department has reached an understanding with both AIT and SuperSports to broadcast the games to Nigerians as part of efforts to get Super Eagles’ fans close to the team.
Olajire reaffirmed that former Germany U20 captain, Kevin Akpoguma was cleared by FIFA’s single judge to dorn the green-white-green henceforth.
“His clearance solidifies a dependable backline of Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, Chidozie Awaziem, William Ekong, Olaoluwa Aina, Jamilu Collins, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi and first-time invitee Zaidu Sanusi,” he added.
Coach Gernot Rohr also has in his team Captain Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze and Kenneth Omeruo, but he has to do without electrifying forward Victor Osimhen and midfield lynchpin Wilfred Ndidi.
New birds Frank Onyeka and Chidera Ejuke, and former U17 captain Samson Tijani have the opportunity to impress.
Algeria managed to beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semifinals of last year’s Africa Cup of Nations thanks to a brilliant free-kick scored by Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez.
The second game against Tunisia comes up three days later. All the matches will hold in Austria.
Both matches will kick off by 8.00p.m Nigerian time.