While reports from the United Arab Emirates suggests that the April 12 friendly match between Nigeria and Egypt may have been put off owing to some sponsorship glitch, the Nigeria Football Federation through a press statement says nothing has happened to jeopardize the planned international friendly.
According to the statement signed by Ademola Olajire, the media officer of the NFF, the match billed for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on April 12 remains on course.
NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, said on Tuesday that there was no truth to the report in a section of the media that the
high-profile international friendly had been called off.
“We have an agreement with the organizers of the match in Abu Dhabi on April 12, and nothing has happened to change that. They have not communicated anything to the contrary, and we are in regular contact and we still spoke with them about the match on Tuesday evening”, said Amadu.
Amadu said preparations for the match would go ahead as all arrangements are intact.
“There is no cancellation. Our team is in camp and we are aware that the same Match Agent involved in this one organized the matches
between Egypt and Tanzania and between Egypt and Chad most recently.
“The Super Eagles will definitely honour the match with the Pharaohs in Abu Dhabi on April 12,” Amadu said.
Amadu also confirmed that the Eagles have another date against Peru in the month of May.