SCORENigeria has again scooped the Super Eagles next friendly will now be against the French island of Corsica at the end of May leading up to an AFCON qualifier against South Africa the following month.
“We’re looking at May ending for the match against Corsica,” an official told only SCORENigeria
“That will be at the end of the season inEurope and after most of the players have had some time on holidays.
“From the game the team will fly out to Nigeria for the AFCON qualifier against South Africa.”
The AFCON qualifier against South Africa will be played during the June 5 to 13 window.
We first broke the news that the NFF are working on a friendly on the French island, who are not affiliated to FIFA or UEFA.
Over the years, Corsica unofficial national team, known as Squadra Corsa di Balo, have played against the national teams of France, Cameroon, Congo, Bulgaria and Burkina Faso.
Their first international game was in 1967 against France, which they won 2-0.
They lost 1-0 to Cameroon, who used the game to prepare for the 1998 World Cup in France.
The island’s top team currently are Bastia, who feature in the French Ligue 1, while AC Ajaccio also played in the French top flight until they were relegated in the 2013/14 season.
They play their matches either in Bastia or Ajaccio.
Nigeria have already played other national teams not recognised by FIFA – they lost 5-1 to Basque selection in 1999 with Julius Aghahowa scoring the Eagles only goal.
The Eagles also played another “Spanish national team” Catalonia in January 2013, which ended in a 1-1 draw.