Super Eagles to face Portugal in Lisbon

Fri, Sep 9, 2022
By editor


THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Federação Portuguesa de Futebol have signed a formal agreement for the Super Eagles and A Seleção to clash in a prestige senior team friendly at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon on Thursday, 17th  November.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have won the Africa Cup of Nations on three occasions (as well as Olympic men’s football gold, silver, and bronze) while Portugal won her first continental trophy (Euro Championship) in France in 2016.

Already billed to play 2019 African champions Algeria in Oran on 27th September, the encounter with Portugal is another effort by the Amaju Pinnick administration, to get high-end international friendlies for the Super Eagles and other Nigeria National Teams.

The match with Portugal will be the first clash at the senior men level for both countries, though last year summer, the Super Falcons and the Senior Women Team of Portugal fought out a thrilling 3-3 draw in the USWNT Summer Series in Houston, Texas, USA.

The Estádio José Alvalade, a natural grass facility that holds 50,000 spectators, will host the match and Portugal will be led by five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, while the Super Eagles will be led at the fore by Italy-based forward Victor Osimhen.

-The Nation