Eagles vs Burkina Faso friendly for June
Plans are underway to play the botched friendly between the Super Eagles and Burkina Faso, in June at a yet to be decided venue in France. Last month, the friendly between the two West African countries in London was called off because several Burkina Faso players were not granted entry visas to the United Kingdom.
The Stallions of Burkina Faso finished third at this year’s AFCON in Gabon. They are 35th and fourth in Africa in the FIFA Rankings, while Nigeria are 40th and fifth in Africa.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr’s desire to have the duo of Tyronne Ebuehi and Noah Bazee for the qualifier against South Africa in June may be hampered by Nigerian visa hitches.
Ebuehi has a Dutch passport as he was born in the Netherlands, while Bazee holds a German passport.Both players were part of the Eagles training squad in London last month, but they are yet to get Nigerian passports which will allow them play competitive games for the country.Both of them could have played in last month’s friendlies without a Nigerian passport because those games in London were not official games.But for the AFCON qualifier against South Africa in Uyo, they will need to have secured their Nigerian passports by then.
Report by Miyen Akiri