NFF confirms Super Eagles friendly with Burkina Faso has been called off

NFF confirms Super Eagles friendly with Burkina Faso has been called off

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that the international friendly between the Super Eagles and Burkina Faso, which was scheduled for Monday in London, has been cancelled.

“We regret to announce that the second friendly match we had scheduled for the Super Eagles as part of preparations for the remaining matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series and the beginning of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification race would no longer take place on Monday, 27th March 2017,” Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Barrister Chris Green said.

“The match in question is called off due to no fault of either the organisers or the Nigeria Football Federation. We will announce further plans for the Super Eagles’ preparation for these two important qualifying campaigns in due course.”

It is understood that the game had to be called off, because some Burkinabe players failed to obtain British visas.

The applications were still pending at the British Embassy in Morocco as at close of work on Friday, the last working day before match day in London.

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