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Nigeria, Colombia Friendly: NFF steps in to avoid let down

The Nigeria Football Federation has decided to step in full force to avoid the collapse of the international friendly encounter between the Super Eagles and Colombia, billed for London on May 30.

This became inevitable after the FIFA–licensed agent that entered into contract with both countries behaved most irresponsibly by failing to fulfill his obligations to the English FA, the Stadium that was publicised to hold the match, and also the two countries.

An official of the NFF said Tuesday evening: “The agents that brought the game to us have performed irresponsibly and we and the Colombians have been left to pick up the pieces.

“It is infuriating. We have looked forward to this game, seeing it as the main test of the new Eagles under Mr. Lar Lagerback as the team prepares for the World Cup. Even more so when it is considered that the game against the South Americans would afford Mr. Lagerback and the technical crew a forum to test the might of the Eagles and perfect strategies ahead of the clash with South American giants Argentina in Nigeria’s first match at the World Cup”.

Another top official of the NFF said: “We found out that match agents, Pro-Global Sports, can no longer be trusted to go ahead with the arrangements. For us, what is important is that the game has to be played on May 30. We cannot afford to allow the discrepancies of a match agent to derail our preparation for the World Cup”.


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