By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Mali have withdrawn from the three-nation friendlies scheduled to hold in Abu Dhabi between January 11 and 17 that will also feature Nigeria and Cote d’ Ivoire.
Completesportsnigeria.com scoops that Sudan will now replace the west African side and will play the home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria on January 17.
Stephen Keshi who failed to qualify Nigeria for the 2015 African Cup of Nations will lead his team out for a game against Cote d’ Ivoire on January before the Ivoriens head to Equatorial Guinea for the African Cup of Nations.
Nigeria will then wait till March 29, 2015 before playing another friendly, this time, against Brazil at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo.