The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that the Super Eagles will play Costa Rica in an exhibition match on November 10, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
The federation announced the friendly game in a post on its official Twitter page @thenff on Thursday afternoon.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) October 6, 2022
The match will take place at San Jose, Costa Rica.
The match will serve as preparation ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup for Costa Rica. They are in Group E alongside Spain, Germany, Japan.
The Eagles, who missed out on the mundial to black stars of Ghana, will be using the match to prepare ahead of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers billed to resume in March next year.
Meanwhile, NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport told thenff.com on Thursday that the three-time African champions have been invited to the central American nation as part of major activities to send forth the Los Ticos to the FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.
Thenff.com learnt that the game, scheduled for the National Stadium in San Jose, will kick off at 8 pm Costa Rica time (3am, 10th November in Nigeria).
Costa Rica hosted this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals where Nigeria’s Falconets reached the quarter-finals, defeating France, Korea Republic, and Canada in the group phase
The Super Eagles will also have another prestige friendly lined up against Portugal in Lisbon on 17th November.