Some changes have been made to the upcoming Super Eagles October 2020 friendly plans as African champions Algeria have now replaced Côte d’Ivoire as an opponent for a friendly game.
Nigeria were supposed to face Côte d’Ivoire on Friday, October 9 in a friendly game in Austria but that fixture has now been cancelled due to The Federation Ivoirienne de Football’s inability to send a team to Austria for the game as earlier agreed.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in a statement said the Ivorian FA cited ‘internal problems’ for their inability to be available for the upcoming super eagles friendly game. In the place of that friendly game, NFF boss Amaju Pinnick and his Algerian counterpart Kheireddine Zetchi quickly agreed for a friendly game on the same October 9.
The meeting next month will be the fourth between the Super Eagles and the Fennecs in three years. Both teams clashed in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Nigeria winning their home game 3-1 in November 2016.
Nigeria’s other scheduled friendly game for October 2020 against Tunisia will still go on.