The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has confirmed a friendly match between the Super Eagles and England’s Three Lions would hold at the Wembley Stadium in London in June this year.
The match will only be the third between both countries at senior level, and will serve as the Super Eagles’ final preparatory game for the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
The Eagles’ first match at Russia 2018 is against Croatia in Kaliningrad exactly two weeks after.
NFF’s First Vice President and Chairman of the Federation’s Organising Committee, Seyi Akinwunmi, announced this in a statement by the federation’s Communications Department.
Akinwunmi added that the NFF decided to be strategic in its choice of opponents for the Super Eagles leading to the World Cup. He said also that it was in total agreement with the preferences of the Technical Adviser.
The statement added that Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, was elated about the development.