NFF in talks with Saudi Arabia over friendly 


The Nigeria Football Federation are in talks with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) over a friendly between the two countries as early as September.
If the two associations go ahead to reach an agreement, then the international friendly will take place onSeptember 11.
And that will be just three days after the Super Eagles lock horns with Seychelles in their second group encounter of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The last time Nigeria and Saudi Arabia met each other in a friendly on May 25, 2010, both sides battled to a barren draw.
In the latest Fifa world ranking, the Super Eagles opponents are occupying the 70th position.
On the other hand, though, the Saudi Arabian team occupy the fifth spot among Asian Football Confederation countries.
Meanwhile, Nigerian head coach, Gernot Rohr has officially released a 24-man squad for the Super Eagles AFCON qualifier against Seychelles.
The Franco-German tactician announced the team for next month’s AFCON qualifier taking place in Seychelles on Friday afternoon.
He has now proven earlier indications that several fresh call-ups will get an opportunity to shine for the Eagles.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will lock horns with Seychelles in Victoria on September 7 in continuation of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.
Nigeria lost its first match of the qualifying series to South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Akwa Ibom last year.