The Egypt Football Association has cancelled its
proposed friendly match with the Super Eagles of
Nigeria in January, following alleged disagreement
with the Nigerian authorities on match expenses.
The Egypt FA, it was gathered, are not willing to
bear all the expenses for the game as was
demanded by Nigeria and have even gone ahead to
fix another game with Tunisia about the same time.
The friendly between Egypt and Nigeria was billed
to be played on January 9 in Dubai to prepare the
Pharaohs for the AFCON in Gabon..
It has now been revealed that the Egypt vs Nigeria
clash may have fallen through because the Nigeria
Football Federation (NFF) are demanding their
Egyptian counterparts bear their entire expenses
and also because the Super Eagles will not be at full
strength for this match.
“It has not yet been officially confirmed but it is
looking very likely that the friendly against Egypt in
Dubai in January will no longer hold,” a top official
Reacting to the rumours yesterday, the NFF insisted
that it is still committed to January date for the
friendly match, stating that it has not been officially
community by the Egypt FA.
“We have not received any message to that effect
as at today (Sunday) from the Egypt FA. I don’t
know anything about that”, stated the General
Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi.