Super Eagles to play England at Wembley on June 2

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The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that a

prestige friendly match between the Super Eagles and

England’s Three Lions will take place at the Wembley

Stadium in London on Saturday, 2ndJune 2018.

The match will be only the third between both

countries at senior level, and will serve as the Super

Eagles’ final preparatory game for the FIFA World Cup

finals in Russia, with their first match against Croatia

in Kaliningrad coming exactly two weeks after.

NFF 1st Vice President and Chairman of the

Federation’s Organizing Committee, Barrister Seyi

Akinwunmi, told thenff.com on Tuesday: “The match

is now confirmed. We had been doing a lot of work in

the background, even going back to last year.

“Now, we are happy to say that it is all sealed.

Certainly, it is going to be a big match, between two

countries of remarkable historical affinity and

similarities.

“We have other matches and programs for the team,

and we will soon roll out the entire plan for matches,

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camping sites and training camps.”

The idea of a friendly game between England and

Nigeria in the present dispensation was first mooted

in 2015, when NFF President Amaju Pinnick met with

then Chairman of The FA, Greg Dyke in London.

Afterwards, Pinnick and NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC

Chairman Shehu Dikko (who is also Chairman of the

NFF Marketing, Sponsorship and TV Rights

Committee)) met with incumbent Chairman of The FA,

Greg Clarke, also in London.

One of the promises made by Pinnick at the onset of

his administration was that he would actualize a match

between the senior teams of Nigeria and England.

That has now become a reality – another promise

fulfilled.

Organizers hinted thenff.com on Wednesday that they

expect a full house at the big game, and that a train of

top-drawer dignitaries could include members of the

Royal Family.

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