Super Eagles players in training ahead of an international friendly against Senegal in London/Photo: NFF
Super Eagles players in training ahead of an international friendly against Senegal in London/Photo: NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed that the Super Eagles will play two international friendly matches against Corsica and Togo before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in June.

Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf will lead a contingent of goalkeepers trainer Alloy Agu, home-based professionals Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatubosun and backroom staff to Paris on 22 May, from where they will travel to Corsica.

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Nigeria will take on Corsica at the Stade Francois Coty in Ajaccio starting from 8 pm on Friday, 26 May, and then travel to Paris for the game against the Hawks of Togo.

The match against the Hawks has been scheduled for the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret, Paris on Thursday, 1st June 2017, starting from 7.30pm.

The Super Eagles will take on South Africa in the opening match of Group E of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying race at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

Meanwhile, Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up Belgium –based forward Henry Onyekuru in place of Austria Wien FC poacher Olanrewaju Kayode, who is being held back by club engagement.