NIGERIA VS IRAN friendly called off


A FRIENDLY between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Iran planned for later this month has been called off, officials have disclosed.

“The match will no longer be played after the match agent could not pull it through,” a top official informed Wednesday.

The Iran friendly was to have been played on April 18 soon after the Eagles friendly against Egypt in Dubai on Thursday.

In November 2010, another friendly between the two countries was called off at the instance of Nigeria.

Iran would later claim a breach of contract and demanded a compensation.

Next month, the Eagles made up of players from the domestic league are scheduled to travel to Lima to take on hosts Peru in another friendly.

The co-hosts of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Gabon are also set to tackle the Eagles in yet another test game.

Nigeria are getting set for three qualifiers in June.


They host Namibia and then fly out to Malawi in two 2014 World Cup qualifiers in the first two weeks of June.

And then on June 17, they host Rwanda in a return leg match for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The first match in Kigali finished 0-0 in February.



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