Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to take on their European counterparts, Poland in a friendly match ahead of the 2018 world cup in Russia.
This friendly is one of four high profile friendlies scheduled for Gernot Rohr’s African side ahead of the big showpiece.
During in an interview on NFF.com, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, stated that 2018 was a great year but that Nigerians should expect better from their team in 2018.
“Largely, it has been an excellent year, on and off the field. The bookmakers, analysts and football fans all over the world thought we were going to find it difficult in our World Cup qualifying group, but we made it to Russia with a match to spare
“Now, we have already kick –started the preparations to the finals with a landmark agreement with the team on funds and renewal of the Technical Adviser’s contract to keep him fully focused on the job.
“The World Cup is the big one next year and I believe we are going to be very ready when the tournament kicks off. We have lined up four friendly matches starting with the game with Poland in Warsaw on 23rd March. There will be other matches on 27th March, 28th May (in Nigeria) and 2nd June.
Reports reveal that two of the other friendlies Nigeria is set to play would be against England and fellow Africans, Egypt.
Nigeria are drawn in Group D alongside Croatia, South American giants Argentina and Iceland while Poland are in Group H with Japan, Colombia and Senegal