Nigeria to play Liberia following cancellation of Saudi friendly

Nigeria will face Liberia in a friendly on Tuesday, after their proposed game with Saudi Arabia was called off.

The Super Eagles were due to play the Saudi team on Tuesday, but the game had to be cancelled due to logistical issues.

However, the Nigeria Football Federation have secured a replacement for the Asians — Liberia — whom they play at the Samuel Keyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.

The friendly against the Lone Stars will come on 48 hours after an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Seychelles.

According to Liberian Youth and Sports Ministry sources, the friendly is part of a series of events commemorating the retirement of the famous no.14 shirt previously worn by legendary Liberia striker and current President, George Weah.

Having lost their opening game against South Africa, Nigeria will be desperate to claim all three points against the unfancied Seychelles side, who also lost their first match of the campaign.

Bordeaux playmaker Samuel Kalu and Paderborn left-back Jamilu Collins will be in line to make their Super Eagles debut.

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