Pinnick gives reason for Super Eagles’ game against Congo, reveals England friendly almost sold out.
President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said that the Super Eagles want to “humble” their Congolese counterparts in their upcoming friendly next month.
Nigeria will take on Congo in a friendly game as part of their preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Pinnick also revealed that the NFF will shoulder the responsibility of flying the Congolese national team to and from Nigeria.
“We are making an arrangement to fly in the Congolese national team because that is our responsibility. We are not going to give them any money. We would bring them here, stay for two days and take them back to their country after the match.
“They are like 10 steps ahead of us in FIFA Ranking and we just want to humble them here and before going to England.
The tickets for Nigeria/England match is almost sold out and it will a good game. The match would play at the Wembley on June 2, and from then we would go to play Czech Republic in Austria on June 6, before moving to Russia for World Cup,” he said.