– The January 9, 2017 proposed friendly between the Super Eagles and Egypt has been reportedly cancelled
– It was explained that the Egyptian FA has arranged to play neighbours Tunisia
– Egyptian FA was reported stated able to bear all the expenses of Nigeria for the game
Following an alleged disagreement with the Nigerian authorities on match expenses, the Egyptian Football Association has cancelled the proposed January 2017 friendly duel with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Eagles look disappointed
The friendly game was scheduled to be played on January 9, 2017 in Dubai as Egypt want to use the duel as preparation for the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon.
It was stated that the Egyptians FA said they would not be able to bear all the expenses for the friendly encounter with Nigeria, and they have gone ahead to fix another friendly encounter with Tunisia at the same time they are supposed to face Nigeria.
NAIJ.com learnt that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have demanded that the Egyptian FA should bear all their expenses for the friendly match.
Mohammed Sanusi who is the Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) explained that the NFF has not received any communication on the match from the Egyptians FA.
” Well, I haven’t been told anything and I don’t think any of us has received any information from the Egyptian Football Federation,” Sanusi explained.
Nigeria will not be participating in the 2017 African Cup of Nations billed to take place in Gabon.
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