18th March, 2011
Nigeriaâ€™s Super Eagles will now take on Kenya in a friendly on 29 March in Abuja after plans to tackle Zambia on the same day fell through, reports MTNFootball.com today.
The Harambee Stars of Kenya are now to slug it out with the Eagles in a FIFA friendly window match two days after the Nigeriaâ€™s Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Ethiopia at the same venue.
There was a two-hour deliberation yesterday afternoon involving Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, President, Aminu Maigari; General Secretary Musa Amadu; Deputy General Secretary (technical), Emmanuel Ikpeme and the Chairman, Technical Committee, Christopher Green. It was there that the choice of Kenya was agreed.
The NFF top officials considered the choice of Kenya as equally good since the Harambee Stars gave Nigeria a scare in Nairobi during the 2010 World Cup qualifier before two quick goals from striker Obafemi Martins in the second half sealed a 3-2 victory for the Super Eagles. It was a result that was enough to fetch Nigeria the World Cup ticket.
NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire had told MTNFootball.com earlier on Thursday that that the earlier scheduled friendly against Zambia was not feasible as a result of the logistical problems.