Super Eagles of Nigeria to Face Ronaldo’s Portugal in Big Match As Date Revealed

Super Eagles of Nigeria to Face Ronaldo’s Portugal in Big Match As Date Revealed

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Arrangements are currently going on for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to face Portugal in a friendly encounter
  • Nigerian Football Federation secretary general Muhammad Sanusi explained that Peseiro wants the tie
  • Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is expected to lead the attack for the Super Eagles while Ronaldo will do that for Portugal

Muhammad Sanusi, who is the secretary general of the Nigerian Football Federation, has confirmed that the soccer governing body are preparing for Super Eagles to face Portugal.

The tie will be a friendly encounter and it is expected to hold in September which means that Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo could be facing the Super Eagles.

In history, Cristiano Ronaldo has never played against the Super Eagles on an international level and Nigerian fans will want to see the five-time Ballon d'Or winner in action.

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Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in action for the Super Eagles. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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However, there has not been an official communication from the Nigerian Football Federation media department regarding the friendly encounter.

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According to the reports on Complete Sports and Pulse, Sanusi explained that Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro is in contact with the Portuguese Football Federation.

Muhammad Sanusi's statement on friendly with Portugal

“We are all aware that qualifiers was fixed for September but because of the change of date of the AFCON qualifiers which has been moved to next year March, therefore the NFF has made it a duty to always use the FIFA window to play quality friendly matches with the aim of keeping the team in good shape.
“That’s why we use the contact and connection of our coach Jose Peseiro who is a Portuguese to arrange a quality friendly match with the Portuguese national team.“

Gernot Rohr cries out to NFF over outstanding N157m salary

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, told the Nigeria Football Federation to pay him his outstanding salary.

The Franco-German tactician urged the football house to pay him with interest along with the current dollar rate following their delay in making the payment.

Gernot Rohr lost his position as the Super Eagles coach in December 2021, just a month before the African Cup of Nations was held in Cameroon.

Those in charge of the Nigerian football body claimed that Gernot Rohr lost control of the dressing room, and that was why they had to let him leave.

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