Nigeria has finally sealed a deal to play Paraguay in an international friendly in London on March 3.
General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Bolaji Ojo-Oba signed the contract on behalf of the NFF in Abuja on Wednesday evening, saying:
â€œThe match is certainly on. There were some hiccups early on but we have finally resolved all matters and the game will be taking placeâ€.
The Valley, home ground of Coca Cola Championships side Charlton Athletic, will host the clash between the secondâ€“ranked African team and the powerhouse from South America on March 3.
Organisers said the match will take place on March 3 but will likely come up much earlier than the England versus Egypt friendly taking place at Wembley in the evening of the same day.
Nigeria and Paraguay finished 2-2 in an international friendly match played in London ahead of the 2002 World Cup finals in Korea and Japan.
The match on March 3 will be useful to both countries, as the day marks 100 days to the kick â€“off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals, where Nigeria play Paraguayâ€™s neighbours Argentina, Korea Republic and Greece in Group B, and Paraguay plays Nigeriaâ€™s neighbours Cameroon, Italy and Japan in Group F.