February 28, 2024
Eagles To Play Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Friendlies In Jan Ahead Of AFCON
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Eagles To Play Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Friendlies In Jan Ahead Of AFCON

Nigeria will play two friendly matches against Burkina Faso and Cape Verde in January ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations which will be held from January 13 to February 11 in Ivory Coast.

Nigeria’s first game will be against Equatorial Guinea on January 14 at the Ebimpe Olympic Stadium before facing hosts Ivory Coast on January 18, while their last group game will be against Guinea Bissau on January 22.

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Last week, the Nigeria Football Federation submitted a provisional 41-man list to the Confederation of African Football, with the final 27-man squad expected to be released January 3.

Following a decision by the organising committee of the AFCON, all 24 teams will be permitted a final squad of 27 players, four more than the initial 23 from previous tournaments.

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