A pre-tournament friendly match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Warriors of Zimbabwe is being discussed by the heads of the football federations of the two countries.
The President of the Zimbabwean FA, Felton Kamambo has disclosed that his outfit is in deep negotiations with NFF officials for a friendly match between the two national teams ahead of the 2019 AFCON.
The Zimbabweans have already scheduled a friendly match with South Africa and want Nigeria to be the second country they will play in a warm-up match.
“We are serious in our preparations for the Afcon tournament and we have quite a number of plans in place, some that I cannot talk about at the moment because of contractual agreements that first have to be met before going public,” Kamambo told The Herald.
“In terms of serious friendly matches, we actually have one against South Africa that we hope will come to fruition because plans are at an advanced stage.
“This is part of a joint send-off ceremony that we hope to have together with the South Africa national team that is also going to Afcon finals. A friendly match between the two teams will be played on the 26th of May the next day after the send-off ceremony slated for the 25th. We intend to have the friendly match here, but it is yet to be finalised.
“We will also go to Nigeria where we intend to play a game in Nigeria, but that is yet to be confirmed. We are still working on contractual agreements. I think we will play three serious friendly matches that will afford the coaches a chance to fine tune their squad ahead of the tournament.”
The Super Eagles will engage Senegal in one three friendly matches the NFF hopes to organize for the team.