A source yesterday told NewsDaySport that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) offered ZIFA a friendly math in Lagos next month.
ZIFA spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela revealed that ZIFA president Felton Kamambo is in Nigeria. A NewsDaySport source said:
He is in Nigeria for two reasons. He was invited for the Aiteo awards, and also to sort out the logistics for a friendly match with Nigeria. The Nigeria Federation are also offering a three-week camp for the Warriors. During that time, the Warriors will play Nigeria and Ivory Coast who have also shown genuine interest. The president will also use the occasion to organise at least one more friendly match with one other team preferably from West or North Africa.
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Zifa want to ensure that the Warriors get adequate preparations for the Afcon finals. The target that has been given to the technical team as you might be aware is to go to the quarter-finals and they have to be given all the necessary support.
All these matches will be in preparation of the African Cup of Nations set to kick off on June 21 in Egypt.
Warriors’ poor performance at previous editions has been attributed to inadequate preparations. Resultantly, the Warriors failed to go beyond the group stages.
The draw to put 24 participating teams into six groups shall take place in Egypt on 12 April.
The top two teams of each group, along with the best four third-placed teams, advance to the round of 16.
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