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Super Eagles set to play Angola in friendly

05 January 2016, 13:02Israel Ojoko

Pretoria - The Super Eagles are now set to play the Palancas Negras of Angola in a friendly game ahead of the 2016 Championship for African Nations.

The warm-up game will be played in Pretoria, South Africa on Wednesday in preparation for the CHAN 2016 which kicks off on January 16 in Rwanda.

The Nigeria Football Federation said Head Coach Sunday Oliseh arrived in Pretoria ahead of the group and said on Tuesday that he is looking ahead to the clash with the skillful Angolans.

Angola finished as runner-up at the 2nd African Nations Championship in Sudan five years ago, while Nigeria finished in third place at the 3rd edition in South Africa in 2014.

Also read: Super Eagles confirm Angola, Ivory Coast friendlies

Wednesday’s clash comes five days before another top duel – a friendly with Cote d’Ivoire at the same Tuks University Stadium.

The Super Eagles B delegation will fly into Rwanda on January 15, three days before the team trade tackles with neighbours-to-the-north Niger Republic in their first match of the tournament, at the astro-turf Stade Regional Nyamirambo on the outskirts of Kigali, according to NFF.

Nigeria’s hopefuls, to be captained by left –back Chima Akas in the absence of forward Gbolahan Salami, will also play Tunisia and Guinea in Group C, with the match against the Guineans scheduled for the city of Rubavu.

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