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International Friendly Nigeria to play Mali, Cote D’Ivoire in January

Friendly aimed at rebuilding the team during the FIFA free days.

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According to NFF president, Nigeria will play Mali and Cote D'Ivoire in January 2015 play

According to NFF president, Nigeria will play Mali and Cote D'Ivoire in January 2015

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A report on NFF President, Amaju Pinnick states that the home based Eagles will play two international friendlies against the Eagles of Mali and the Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates come next year January.

"We are preparing our teams and taking cognisance of the FIFA free windows for 2015.

"I am also happy to inform you that we have made arrangements for the home-based Eagles for a camp in Abu Dhabi, where they would play against Mali and Cote d' Ivoire,’’ Pinnick said

He added that the NFF was using the opportunity of not playing at next year’s African Cup of Nations to rebuild the team.

“The Elephants and the Les Aiglons are on their way to the 30th Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, so they are sure to give our team good games.

"It is just to engage them gainfully because when you miss out on tournaments, you miss out on so many things especially in the area of marketing, sponsorship and opportunities."

The Super Eagles are also scheduled to play the Selecaos of Brazil in March 29.

Assistant coach Amodu Shaibu has alread listed 24 players to hit camp on December 28 for the friendlies

Defenders: Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars); Idris Aloma (El-Kanemi FC); Chimma Akas (Sharks FC); Nelson Ogbonna (Heartland FC); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Erhun Obanor (Bendel Insurance); Bright Esieme (Enyimba FC); Umar Zango (Kano Pillars)

Midfielders: Ammel Angel Wilfred (Kogi United); Joseph Nathaniel (Sharks FC); Charles Henlong (Giwa FC); Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves); Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars); Chinedu Udeaga (Enugu Rangers); Emem Eduok (Dolphins FC); Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba FC)

Forwards: Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC); Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves); Osaguona Christian (Enugu Rangers); Gambo Muhammad (Kano Pillars); Christian Obiozor (Enugu Rangers)

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