Poland confirms Super Eagles' friendly match
The Polish Football Association confirmedthat Poland manager Adam Nawałka had agreed to lead the White and Reds against the Super Eagles in a friendly affair.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes playing the Eastern Europeans, who finished third at both the Germany ’74 World Cup and Espana ’82 World Cup, is key for the Eagles’ quest for a win in their Group D Russia 2018 World Cup first game against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on .
Poland, who are housed in Group H alongside Japan, Colombia and Senegal, open their Russia 2018 campaign against the Lions of Teranga in Moscow on .
According to the Polish media, Nawalka and the Polish FA (PZPN) need the Nigeria friendly to prepare the White and Reds for the World Cup clash against Senegal.Spokesman for PZPN Jakub Kwiatkowski, who confirmed that Poland would play Nigeria on , however said no venue had been decided yet.
“We can confirm that we will play Nigeria on . Decisions on the location of the match have not been made yet,” Kwiatkowski wrote on his Twitter handle .
Reports claimed the Poles opted to play the Eagles after they could not secure a date with Ghana, who will watch the World Cup on TV at home.
The failure by PZPN and the Nigeria Football Federation to agree on a venue for the warm-up yet could threaten the clash.It was learnt that while the NFF wants the match played at a neutral venue, Nawalka wants it in Poland.
TVP Info reported that Nawalka “is reluctant to play any friendly matches outside Poland”.