The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is working to seal a tune-up game for the Super Eagles during the FIFA international window in March, supersport.com has reported.
The NFF is considering options of engaging a South American or European nation in March, according to a federation official.
“You know Nigeria has been drawn in the same group as Argentina, Bosnia and Iran. So the NFF is looking at organising or agreeing to play a South American nation with similar style to Argentina. But the country is not known yet as it could be Peru, Uruguay or even Chile.
“At the same time, there are contacts with a European country or two, who want to play Nigeria as we are currently the African champions. But nothing is sealed yet. A lot of people believe Bosnia will be a walkover, but we don’t see them as such and the coaching crew also share same view as ours. But in a matter of days the picture will be clearer on which country the Super Eagles will engage in the friendly game, which could likely be on March 5,” the NFF official said to supersport.com.
However, there are strong indications that the NFF fancies the Super Eagles going up against a South American country after picking Mexico as the team’s pre-World Cup camp site.
The NFF is said to be also exploring the option of more friendly matches when the Stephen Keshi and his team begin camping in May ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in June.
The African champions, Nigeria, will face Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil.