NFF confirms Super Eagles friendly matches

The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday confirmed the friendly matches between the Super Eagles and two giants of African football, Senegal and Burkina Faso .
NFF’ s spokesman Ademola Olajide said in Lagos that the matches , scheduled to take place in London , were further confirmed by its Official FIFA match agent .
He said , “The NFF and its Official FIFA Match Agent , Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport have further confirmed details for the two international friendly matches for the Super Eagles.
“ The Eagles will play against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London later this month .
“ Currently they are on a five- match winning streak since losing 0 – 1 to Africa ’ s runners – up in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations , Egypt in a 2017 Cup of Nations qualifying match in Alexandria a year ago .
“ The Super Eagles are ranked 41 st in the world , 10 places below Senegal ’ s Teranga Lions and three places below the Etalons of Burkina Faso. ”
The Nigerian football governing body said the games would afford the Super Eagles adequate preparation ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series .
It said , “ We believe that the two teams , Senegal and Burkina Faso , who also participated in this year’ s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon will provide the Super Eagles with quality preparation .
“ The friendly games will prepare them for the remaining matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series , and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign starting in June .
“ Both games will take place at The Hive , Barnet FC home ground , and will kick off at 8 p. m .
“ Nigeria and Senegal take to the pitch on Thursday , March 23 , and it will be the turn of Nigeria and Burkina Faso on Monday , March 27 . ”
NFF said that the sale of tickets for the match had already begun .
“ Tickets for both matches went on sale on March 1 , 2017 .
“ They are available at 10 British Pounds Sterling for adults and 5 British Pounds Sterling for juniors .
“ It can be purchased through the link: https : // bfc . venuetoolbox /venuemanagement /asp /booktickets . asp ?homeArea= home & dept .
“ It can also be purchased by phone ( 0044 ) 2083813800 (ext . 1100 or 1101 ) , or in person from The Hive , Barnet FC, Camrose Avenue, London HA 8 6 AG.
“ Media accreditation will be allocated on first – come , first – served basis, and will only be given to those who have emailed/ requested in advance before match day : Mr . Matt Drive ( mdriver@ thehivelondon. com ) , ’’ NFF said .NFF-LOGO-NEW15-615x400