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RUSSIA 2018: Nigeria To Play Poland in High Profile Friendly

After the world cup draws that pitched Nigeria against Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, the Super Eagles have another friendly game to prepare them for the main event come June 2018.

The Super Eagles have been scheduled for a high profile friendly against Polish football team.

The Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, revealed that the Super Eagles will meet Poland in a pre-World Cup friendly on the 23rd of March 2018 in the Wroclaw or Silesian Stadium in Chorzów.

The head of the Polish Football Association (PZPN), Zbigniew Boniek, has confirmed the meeting against Nigeria to polish media.
The Polish national football team spearheaded by Bayern Munich top gun striker, Robert Lewandowski,were grouped with Senegal, Colombia and Japan in Group H.

There is no record of Nigeria and Poland who are currently 6th in FIFA World Ranking meeting at the senior level, so this friendly matchup promises to be a tough one for both the Super and the Polish side.
Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr told Football365.fr

“We will play Poland at home on March 23rd. We are looking for a second opponent in Europe for another FIFA date in the spring.”

Rohr also stated that a campsite has been located for the Eagles to prepare for the tournament.

“We chose a base camp that we visited in southern Russia, between Sochi and Volgograd, in the countryside, in a region of mineral and spa baths. We will be far from everything, with opportunities for care and excellent conditions of recovery between games. At 500 meters altitude, it will not be too hot,” he continued.

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“Physically, we will be ready. We will take a second physical trainer, in this case, Bernard Ginès, I had in my staff in Nice, between 2002 and 2005. We will receive FieldWiz, which are GPS to work better in detail.

We will have to progress in the scouting of our own players so as not to make mistakes in the list of 30, then that of 23. We will strengthen the scouting team.” Rohr added.

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Updated: 6th May 2018 — 9:43 pm