Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has described a June 2 World Cup warm-up against England at Wembley as a big test for his team.
“This is good news for myself and the entire team,” Rohr said after the match against The Three Lions was confirmed by both Nigeria and England today.
“England is a very strong team presently and I believe they will give us a very good match.
“We will be able to test our readiness for the World Cup when we meet the Three Lions at Wembley.”
“We are happy to say that it is all sealed. Certainly, it is going to be a big match, between two countries of remarkable historical affinity and similarities,” added NFF vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi.
The Super Eagles play Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D at the World Cup, the Three Lions are up against Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G in Russia.
The Super Eagles already have a confirmed date with Poland (1974 and 1982 World Cup bronze medalists, and who play Senegal, Colombia and Japan in Group H in Russia) in Warsaw on 23rd March.
Other match dates for the Eagles are 27th March and 27thMay, according to the NFF.