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Home-based Super Eagles to play more friendlies in 2021

There are plans for the home-based Super Eagles to face the All-Whites of New Zealand in another international friendly game before the end of the year. This disclosure was made by the media officer of the team, Babafemi Raji, after the 4-0 defeat to Mexico in the USA on Sunday.

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Babafemi Raji disclosed to news reporters that the proposed game against New Zealand is one of the friendlies planned by the NFF for the home-based players which would help their improvement and national team experience.

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The Home-based Super Eagles were outclassed in the friendly against Mexico and they lost 4-0 without mustering a single shot on target. Speaking after the game against Mexico to Brila FM all the way from the US, Raji said:

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“What the players (home-based) are anticipating now is the next outing which will be in November. When the NFF president spoke to the players, trying to motivate the team, he talked about the plans already on the ground for them.”

“So hopefully in October the team will be playing Canada, Cameroon and Ghana, there will be three matches organised for them. While in November, we hear there are plans for them to play New Zealand. So it means there is a heavily loaded programme for the home-based players.”

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