By David Meshioye:
Nigeria Football Federation executives will be meeting in the coming days to deliberate on the choice of Rouen, France and logistics surrounding Super Eagles’ upcoming international friendly matches with Mali and Luxembourg.
NFF secretary general Muhammed Sanusi revealed to Completesportsnigeria.com on Tuesday that the country’s football governing body will be shifting their focus to the dual friendlies billed for Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen in May.
An important part of the meeting will be how to handle players’ invitation.
Sanusi revealed that the NFF are still in the dark as regards ticketing and other matters.
“I just returned from a trip and we are going to meet and deliberate on the match, venue and other logistics after which we can come out with the definite information Nigeria need,” Sanusi said
Indeed, a member of the NFF committee for the upcoming beach soccer event in Lagos, Mr. Adeboye Adeyinka (SSA To Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Sport) had called in from LeHavre to inform Completesportsnigeria.com that he would be inspecting the Rouen stadium on Thursday.
Rouen FC play their home matches at the Stade Robert Diochon; named after Robert Diochon, a historic player who was influential during the club’s infancy.
The Super Eagles last faced Mali in February 2013, when Stephen Keshi’s men won 4-1 in the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations.