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The international friendly match between Nigeria and Burkina Faso scheduled to hold on Monday, March 27 in London has been called off.

This is due to the inability of Burkina Faso players to secure visas to enter the UK.


The match was meant to be part of Nigeria’s preparation for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in June and the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon later this year.

Making the announcement, Chris Green, a Nigeria Football Federation executive committee member said: “The match in question is called off due to no fault of either the organisers or the Nigeria Football Federation. We will announce further plans for the Super Eagles’ preparation for these two important qualifying campaigns in due course.

In an official statement, the NFF said: “There is no British Embassy in Ouagadougou, and officials of the Federation Burkinabe de Football had been shuttling between Accra and Ouagadougou for visa processing.

The Super Eagles drew 1-1 with Senegal on Thursday night after Kelechi Iheanacho’s late penalty canceled out Moussa Sow’s opening goal at the Hive stadium.

Written by Damilola Faustino

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