The Nigeria Football Federation said that it had offers from Iran, Saudi Arabia and Morocco before opting to face Argentina in a high-profile pre-World Cup friendly in Russia on November 14.
Mohammed Sanusi, NFF general secretary, disclosed this at the weekend, assuring that nearly all arrangements have been concluded with regards to the match against Argentina, subject to approval by FIFA and agreeable flight arrangements.
”We have had long and fruitful talks, and we can say that we have an agreement,”
”We await the approval by FIFA and also, we have to agree on the flight arrangements that would be comfortable for the players and crew.
”The match will come up on 14th November, four days after the Super Eagles’ final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Algeria.
”We had offers from teams like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Morocco but we have opted for the Argentines”.
Nigeria’s last competitive match of 2017 comes away at Algeria on November 10.