The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), has announced that the Super Eagles will face reigning African Champions, Algeria and Tunisia in next month’s friendly games scheduled to be played in Austria.
NFF confirmed that “the matches fall within the FIFA window for international matches and have been approved by world football –governing body, FIFA and CAF.”
The game against the Desert Foxes of Algeria will be played on the 9th October at the Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria.
Confirming the clash, General Secretary of the Federation Algerienne de Football, Mohamed Saad, wrote, “we also would like to confirm that FIFA match agent Me Jairo Pachon is authorised to carry on all the required work and planning in Austria in order to stage this event.”
Nigeria lost 2-1 to Algeria at the semi final of last year’s African Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.
Both teams were also in the same qualifying group for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with the Super Eagles beating the Algerians 3-1 in Uyo and drawing 1-1 in the Algerian city of Constantine.
It was earlier believed that the Super Eagles will face Ivory Coast and not Algeria.
The second friendly game which is against Tunisia comes up on October 13 at the same venue.
Tunisia is rated number two in Africa and 26th in the world.
The NFF had on Friday, commended the Embassy of Austria in Nigeria for quickly issuing visas to their officials that will travel for the game.