The planned international friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Lone stars of Liberia earlier billed for Sunday, January 15 will now come up in two weeks time, Premium Times sports has been told.
Ademola Olajire, media officer of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) said both the NFF and the Liberia Football Association on Friday agreed to postpone the highly anticipated match due to the prevailing circumstances in Nigeria.
He explained that the officials of the two countries agreed to this shift believing that things would have returned to normal in a fortnight.
Musa Ahmadu, secretary general of the NFF, who also confirmed the development, said he was optimistic that all the issues that necessitated the shift in date would have been resolved in two weeks.
“The Nigeria Football Federation and the Liberia Football Association have both agreed to postpone the friendly match between their senior teams by two weeks, after which circumstances that have necessitated the shift would surely have normalized”, Mr. Amadu said.
In view of this, the match between the Super Eagles and the Lone Stars scheduled to take place in Monrovia will now come up at the end of January.
It would be recalled that the Super Eagles on Wednesday, against all odds, hosted Angola’s national football team in another friendly game at the Abuja national stadium.
The Eagles, made up solely of home-based players, recorded a 0-0 scoreline while they also gave a good account of themselves.
However team coach, Stephen ”big boss” Keshi said Nigerians should not over hype the team because it’s still work in progress. Keshi said though the home lads showed lots of promises in their display, more work still needed to be done.
Millions of Nigerians were unable to see the match live due to the nationwide strike except for a very few fans who found their way to the Abuja stadium