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Nigeria in talks with Ghana over friendly

10:04 PM GMT+4 09/02/2017
The Black Stars could face the Super Eagles in an international friendly in March as part of preparations for the Fifa World Cup qualifiers

Nigeria Football Federation are in talks with Ghana FA over a friendly match that could hold in England next month, according to Daily Trust.

The Super Eagles have already lined up another friendly with Senegal on March 23 and are hoping to add the Black Stars to their schedule, as they prepare to face South Africa in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on August 12 before locking horns with reigning African champions Cameroon in a double header of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars are likely to use the game to prepare for their Afcon qualifier against Ethiopia in Accra, before facing Congo in the World Cup qualifiers two weeks later.

''Discussions are now going on for a second friendly in London. The countries being considered are Ghana, DR Congo, and Morocco,'' an official was quoted as saying by Daily Trust.

''The match against Senegal has already been confirmed for March 23.

''But we need to play another match during that window hence the discussions with the other countries I have mentioned,'' the source added.

Unlike Ghana who finished fourth in the just concluded Afcon, Nigeria failed to qualify for the tournament and have not played any game since November.

The Super Eagles are ranked 41st in the Fifa rankings for February released on Thursday while Ghana are four places behind despite moving nine places up.