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Botswana Wants To Play Nigeria To Mark Independence

Super Eagles during a training session
Posted: Jun 1, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Botswana has invited the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a friendly to mark the country’s 50th independence anniversary.
Botswana will celebrate its 50th anniversary as an independent nation on September 30 and it wants to make the celebration a memorable one.
However, it is expected that since this match is likely not to fall within the FIFA-friendly window, the home-based Eagles will be the ones to prosecute it.
It has already been proposed that the home-based Eagles play the final AFCON 2017 qualifier at home against Tanzania on September 4.
The game is a mere formality as Nigeria has already crashed out of the tournament.
Nigeria and Botswana have clashed at full international level once in December 2012 in Benin City.
It was coach Stephen Keshi’s first game in charge of the Eagles and it ended goalless.