Nigeria will now play next-door neigbours Niger in a friendly on September 9 in Port Harcourt after proposals to take on Ghana or Togo did not come through.
A top NFF official informed AfricanFootball.com: “The match against Niger is now confirmed for Port Harcourt after the AFCON qualifier in Tanzania. “The other proposals to other neigbouring countries like Ghana and Togo did not fly.”
However, it is left to be seen the team who will prosecute this match – whether the home-based Eagles to prepare them for a CHAN qualifier against Burkina Faso in October or the main the Eagles squad.
Port Harcourt was also the proud host city for a crucial CAF U23 Championship qualifier against Congo recently.