Egypt to play Nigeria friendly on March 26

Egypt to play Nigeria friendly on March 26

The Egypt Football Association has reported that the Pharaohs will face Nigeria in a friendly game on March 26, 2019.

The match is to be organised in Nigeria amid the global break in March.

The two countries have effectively met all requirements for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals however will play their last qualifying match before the friendly game.

Nigeria is to play Seychelles in Group E while Egypt travel to confront Niger in Group J.

Egypt & Nigeria met in 2017 Nations Cup qualifying and a draw was played in Nigeria while Egypt won 1-0 in Alexandria to move ahead for the finals instead of the Super Eagles.

This will be the eighteenth confrontation among the 2 teams with Nigeria holding the high ground having beaten them 7 times while Egypt won 5 times and 5 draw played.