Super Eagles Nigeria to play Egypt on January 9, 2017

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Pharaohs of Egypt last met in the double header for the 2017 AFCON.

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Super Eagles play Super Eagles to play Egypt on January 9, 2017 (NFF)
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Egypt in a friendly match, the Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has revealed.

Rohr who just oversaw the Super Eagles 3-1 win over Algeria on Saturday, November 12 revealed that he will use home-based players for the friendly which will be played in Dubai.

Gernot Rohr and Super Eagles players play Gernot Rohr and the Super Eagles players (Twitter/NFF)

 

We have a friendly against Egypt in Dubai in January, which will enable me to look at the home-based players, but I will continue to monitor the Europe-based players and we will see how we get matches for them on FIFA free dates,” Rohr is quoted to say by Kwesé Sports.

The friendly will be played on Monday, January 9, 2017.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Pharaohs of Egypt last met in the double header for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Kadunna and Alexendria.

The first leg in Nigeria ended in a 1-1 draw while Egypt edged the Super Eagles 1-0 in the second leg in March 2016.

Ahmed Musa and Mohamed Elneny play Nigeria and Egypt met in a double header back in March (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

 

That victory ensured that the pharaohs qualified for the 2017 AFCON at the expense of the Super Eagles.

Egypt will use the friendly against the Super Eagles to prepare for the 2017 AFCON campaign.

With the foreign based players at their respective clubs, Rohr will be using local-based stars for the clash.

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