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South Korea, NFA haggle over Eagles friendly

South Korea Football Federation have told their Nigerian counterparts that they might call off the proposed August 11 friendly match against the Eagles if the likes of Mikel Obi, Obafemi Martins, Vincent Enyeama and Osaze Odemwingie, are not guaranteed of making the trip to Asia.


According to chieftains of the KFA, the match against the Super Eagles would not make more meaning if Nigeria’s “so-called” star players do not play. They requested that the Nigerian FA should give them concrete guarantees that the aforementioned players would not only travel for the friendly but also play active part in the match.

And in a desperate attempt to ensure that the Koreans do not call off the game, the Assistant Secretary-General of the NFA, Emmanuel Ikpeme, said  that a full assemblage of the Eagles would prosecute the game, which serves as a warm-up for the opening 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier in September.

“We are guaranteeing that all our foreign players are present for the August 11 match in Korea. I can assure Nigerians and the Koreans that nothing would stop us from playing this game and on our part, we are reaching out to the players to ensure that they arrive ahead of the game”, said Ikpeme.


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