Nigeria’s Super Eagles would have to wait till the end of the month to know if the proposed international friendly against Argentina would still hold in August.
Hopefully, this is when arrangements between both countries are wrapped up in time to take advantage of the FIFA free day for that month, which is geared towards the world cup qualifiers.
In the case of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), it is quite anxious to know the outcome of discussions given the quality of opposition as revealed by its spokesperson, Ademola Olajire.
Olajire explained to
our correspondent that it was not in direct contact with the Argentine FA, but one of its correspondences that it is banking on to secure a lucrative deal.
"Already, discussions are at an advanced stage and there is that firm believe that everything would work to our advantage so that the friendly can hold, which we consider a good one for the team," Olajire said.
It is the same correspondence that also brokered the international friendly against Republic of Ireland and France, which has been confirmed for May and June in England and St. Etienne in France.
If both countries get to play, it would be an opportunity for the West African country to redeem its image after two defeats against the South Americans.
In 2002, at the Korea/Japan world cup finals, Argentina won by a lone goal in the opening rounds of the tournament.
Eight years ago and still in the opening rounds in USA, Argentina, captained by Diego Maradona, won 2-1 to top the