Egypt woos Nigeria for friendly match

Seven-time African champions; the Pharaohs of Egypt, have sent a request to the Nigeria football federation for a friendly match with the Super Eagles next month in Dubai.

Egypt, like Nigeria, was one of the high profile teams missing at the last Nations Cup hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guniea.

Spokesman for the (NFF), Ademola Olajire, confirmed that an official request  had been received  from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) for a friendly against the Super Eagles.

“I can confirm that we have received a request from the Egyptian Football Association for a game with the Eagles next month. But the general secretary is still studying the request and we would communicate the Egyptian FA.”

In 2010, the Pharaohs beat Nigeria 3-1 in a group game in Benguela on their way to winning a record seventh Nations Cup title in Angola.

They are now under the guidance of former USA coach, Bob Bradley after Hassan Shehata quit following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2012 AFCON in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

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