Nigeria Tunes Up With Algeria/Morocco For Tunisia Ahead 2010 W/Cup Qualifier


Nigeria will play a warm-up match against a North African team in preparation for their September 6 World Cup qualifier against Group Two leaders Tunisia, officials have announced.
“We have got to the crucial stage of the qualifiers with the match against Tunisia in Abuja. So we are planning a friendly against Algeria or Morocco in Abuja before the Tunisia game,” said Taiwo Ogunjobi, chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee.
“We have to do everything possible to ensure that Nigeria pick the ticket to the 2010 World Cup.”
Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu, has asked for an African opposition ahead of the Tunisia game, while the NFF already have a proposal for the team to take on Uruguay in London in August.
Tunisia lead group with seven points from three matches, while Nigeria are second in the standings with five points. Kenya are third on three points and Mozambique are bottom with a point.
Only the overall winner of this group will qualify for next year’s World Cup in South Africa.