Nigeria plan Brazil friendly for September – report

The Super Eagles are expected to host the Selecao in Abuja later in the year for an international friendly encounter that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser

Nigeria will play an international friendly match against Brazil in Abuja according to reports in the Nigerian media.

The Selecao are expected to field a strong team to play against the Super Eagles on a yet to be decided date in September.

Last year, Nigeria hosted Argentina in a friendly at the same venue, going on to triumph 4-1. It necessitated a rematch in Bangladesh where the Albiceleste avenged their loss by winning 3-1.

An unnamed Nigeria Football Federation official told SuperSport that arrangements are being made and that the exact date “is yet to be confirmed but will be made official very soon. The friendly is the annual 'Guinness The Match' tournament where the winner will be handed a trophy."

Calls by to the media officer of the federation did not go through but we will bring you greater details as soon as we have confirmation.

Nigeria hosted Brazil in the game to commemorate the opening of the Abuja National Stadium in 2003. They lost that friendly encounter 3-0.