Burkina Faso dump friendly clash with Nigeria

Burkina Faso dump friendly clash with Nigeria

- Burkina Faso will not play the Super Eagles due to a clash of fixtures

- The 3rd place team at Afcon 2017 will play Morocco in a friendly clash

The Super Eagles will not face Burkina Faso in a friendly next month in London because the Stallions have agreed to play Morocco also next month.

Burkina Faso dump friendly clash with Nigeria

The Super Eagles during a training session

The Eagles are looking to teams they could play in friendlies to prepare them for a the World Cup qualifier double header against African champions Cameroon beginning on August 28 in Uyo.

Senegal have already confirmed they will face Nigeria in London on March 23 before they take on Cote d’Ivoire in another test game in France days later.

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Reports in Nigeria claimed Burkina Faso will be Nigeria’s second friendly opponents in London on March 27 but this will not happen as Morocco have confirmed a friendly with Burkina Faso on March 24 in Marrakech.

This means that Nigeria cannot play against the Burkinabes in London as it will be against FIFA regulation that stipulates no country should play two matches within days across two different continents.

Burkina Faso defeated Chana 1 - 0 to win the third place match at the just concluded AFCON 2017 tournament.

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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