raging terror attacks by fundamentalist group, Boko Haram, in northern Nigeria
have made the Brazilian national team cancel a planned high-profile friendly
match with the Super Eagles.
Super Eagles were due to play the former world champions in Nigeria during a
FIFA friendly window in September but the recent bombings have forced the
Brazilians to reconsider their proposed visit to Nigeria.
Brazilian FA is reported to have settled for the Bafana Bafana of South Africa,
but the match will be played either in Brazil or the USA on September 7.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) however said the Nigeria versus Brazil
friendly would still hold as planned. An official of the football body told
PUNCH Newspaper that the organisers had not given up on bringing the Samba Boys
friendly has not been cancelled; the organisers are still hopeful of sorting
out a few details in order to bring the Brazilians to Nigeria.
is looking to play a high-profile friendlies as coach Stephen Keshi continue to
strengthen the team ahead of their crucial qualifiers for the 2013 Africa Cup
of Nations and the 2014 World Cup.