Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the
Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) have confirmed that their U-23 squads
will play an international friendly match in Brazil on Thursday, March 24.
“The CBF is happy to host the champions of Africa, Nigeria
Olympic team on the 24th March FIFA date at 7pm at the stadium of Kleber
Andrade in the city of Cariacica, Vitoria, Espirito Santo.
“The match will serve as preparation for both teams for
their participation in the Olympic Games Rio 2016,” the statement from CBF
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NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport told
thenff.com: “The match is sealed. We are happy to be able to swing this one and
it will serve as good preparation for the Nigeria Olympic team ahead of Rio
Both teams were involved in one of the most memorable
matches in the history of the men’s football tournament of the Olympics, back
in 1996, when the Dream Team came back from 1-3 down to eliminate Brazil in the
semi finals. Nigeria beat Argentina 3-2 in the final to claim Africa’s first
–ever Olympics football gold.For
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