Russia 2018: NFF Confirm Serbia, Poland, Czech, Congo Friendlies For Super Eagles

Russia 2018: NFF Confirm Serbia, Poland, Czech, Congo Friendlies For Super Eagles

By Adeboye Amosu: The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play five friendly matches ahead of their participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports

The Nigeria Football Federation revealed the team’s itinerary ahead of the finals on Wednesday at the press conference heralding their sponsorship arrangement with soft drink giants Coca-Cola.

Gernot Rohr’s men have two games lined up for March 23rd and March 27th, 2018 against Poland Serbia respectively.

The game against the Polish national team, who have an African team Senegal in the their World Cup group will take place in a yet to be named venue in Poland, while the fixture against Serbia will hold in London.

The three-time African champions will play a farewell game against Congo at the Abuja National Stadium, where President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to be in attendance, on May 28.

Their penultimate build-up game is the high profile friendly fixture against the Three Lions of England billed for the Wembley Stadium on June 2nd before the Eagles round off their friendlies with a clash against Czech Republic on June 6.

As part of the arrangement, the Super Eagles official 2018 World Cup kits will be unveiled by kit sponsors, Nike on February 7th in London. The replica kits will also be made available to fans for purchase afterwards.

The team is also expected to begin the first phase of their preparation for the global soccer fiesta on May 22nd in either Uyo or Abuja. The exercise will end on May 30th.

Nigeria will face Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D at the mundial.

The West Africans, who be making their sixth appearance at the finals, will face Croatia in their first group game at the Kaliningrad Stadium on June 16.

Their second game is against Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on June 22, while they will take on Argentina in their last group game on June 26 at the Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg.


  • Ayokunle Asaolu 1 year ago

    This is a step in right direction. I am so much fascinated about our game with Serbia and Czech Republic, as this will give us an insight to what to expect from Croatia.

  • Oluwole Ojabowale 1 year ago

    This is nice and shows good planning although coming late but then I just tweeted about this yesterday wondering how they plan to go about. Thumbs up to the board but I will want them to also focus on the junior teams and the females.While negotiating with some of these teams on friendlies with their senior squad put in a word for the other teams especially the Falcons, because with friendlies, they (FALCONS) will go far in world cups

    • joel 1 year ago

      I dont see how they have been late.they are so on point and on country has played any match yet because matches are played during FIFA free windows. Abeg they are so on point and for me, the most organized NFF the country have ever had.

  • Tade 1 year ago

    I like what the folks in current nff are doing to make sure we have a good world cup outing this year . Amaju Pinnick is handling business well to make sure we have a good encounter! Way to go i must say.

  • Diuto Nwachukwu 1 year ago


  • This is unbelieveable.

  • Olayinka 1 year ago

    Excellent choice of friendly games especially the Serbia game. Although I wish that was the last game in June we were playing before the world cup so that it would be fresh in the players’ minds before we play their former Yugoslav brothers (Croatia) in the opening game.

  • ifeanyichukwu 1 year ago

    Wow! Shey na our own Nigeria Nff abi de don hire foreign football management??? Honestly this is awesome, now no excuse in Russia, we must win the world cup

  • prime 1 year ago

    na so we dey hear, when the time draws closer they will start cancelling the top friendlies!!

  • Luqmanov 1 year ago

    This is certainly a new era in at the glass house. Well done NFF. Good luck to Super Eagles!

  • Cornekfire 1 year ago

    Thumbs up for the FA. We are on the right track for a glorious outing. NFF should go for IBE now. He will add more competition for shirt. We need our best. Thank God the Amaju-led FA are doing great. We are proud of you Amaju.

  • Tony Iloka 1 year ago

    This is the real 21st century NFF we have been clamouring for. Kudos!

  • Patrick 1 year ago

    Welldone nfa. The coach should monitor all our players including those in Holland and Denmark.

  • Ifeanyi 1 year ago

    good one from the NFF. We’re in the right direction.

  • Omo9ja 1 year ago

    Oh wow. I am so impressed by NFF. This is the way to go guys. The next is, we need all our best strikers to be available for selection and defenders back line must be very solid. We must win this year world cup. If we do not, No point of going to Russia. I know some people may say I’m kidding but it is very possible
    if we pray, work so hard and really focus, it’s achievable because, Germany doesn’t have two heads. Eagles always respecting big teams but this is the new “ERA”. Eagles must not have mercy on any team in this year world cup if they really want to win the championship. We must make history. The only concern I’m have now is our final “selection”. Coach Rohr must select the right players for championship. I appreciate NFF and coaching crew efforts. May Allah crown all our efforts. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Achi 1 year ago

      I have always believed in participating to WIN, but many “realists” have thought otherwise. Why all the expenses and effort just to be counted as a participant? This belief has fueled the lackluster preparation for previous WCs. Now that the NFF believes we can win, we are preparing. Kudos. Let’s move ahead. A nagging sore is the man who will stand between the sticks, our last defender. Who will he be???

  • Steve 1 year ago

    Well done Amaju lead nff, so far they have done well in there preparation to the World Cup, the best so far .But let it be known that they have not won anything since they came to power , we need trophies ,therefore they should plan to take us to at least semi final of this years World Cup as well as win the nations cup !!!. … By so doing ,they will become the greatest nff board of all times!!

  • Aondover felix 1 year ago

    Iam so imprssed with this kind of arrangement. But I thank God for blessing us with an experience coach ‘Gernot Rhor’ and also the NFF wisedom for giving our able coach free hand to choose kind of players he belives can win the world cup troph in Russia 2018