Super Eagles to play Egypt in March 2019 friendly
The Super Eagles are set to play Egypt in March friendly, after the north Africans confirmed their meeting with Rohr’s men in Nigeria.
Egypt will play Nigeria in an international friendly on March 26, though the venue in Nigeria is yet to be announced.
Both countries have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a game to spare.
The friendly game is meant to prepare both teams for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which the Egyptians are in contention with South Africa to host, after CAF stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights.
Egypt will round up their qualification against Niger in Niamey between March 22-24 while the west Africans host Seychelles in their last group game.
The last outing between the two sides in 2016 ended 1-0 in favour of the north Africans at home after settling for a 1-1 draw in Kaduna during the 2017 Afcon qualification round.
The EFA tweeted “The Egyptian Football Federation has received the approval of its Nigerian counterpart to hold a friendly match between the two countries’ teams in Nigeria on March 26 during the international pause, which will also see the national team in the African nations qualifiers to Niger in Niamey between March 22-24”.