Exclusive: Germany Confirms Talks With Nigeria Over Friendly Game

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The Franco-German coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr says a host of friendly games have been lined up for the team later in the year, to help them in competitive games.

Nigeria will be heavily involved in AFCON 2019 and World Cup 2018 qualifiers later in the year, starting from the AFCON qualifiers against South Africa on the 10th of June.

Already test games to put the team in shape for more daunting and challenging games have been arranged, with coach Rohr eager to test a host of players before using them in competitive games.

Rohr confirmed talks are underway to play two friendly games in France, where the team are expected to hold a training camp later in the year, revealed talks are underway for a high profile friendly game with the German national team.

” We have made contact with top executives in the German FA about a friendly, so we could play them”, Rohr said in an interview on Brila FM.

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Owngoalnigeria.com sent a mail to a member of the German FA to confirm how well talks have progressed, and he replied by saying although talks have been initiated, few progress has been made.

” There has been contact with Nigeria over a friendly game but that is all I know about the proposed tie. Maybe in the coming days more will be revealed “, he replied via mail.

Osas Mahawi