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LAGERBACK REJECTS CAMEROON FRIENDLY

By NBF NEWS
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Super Eagles' Technical Adviser, Lars Lagerback, has turned down a proposal to play an international friendly match with World Cup-bound Nigeria's neighbour, Cameroun, in Abuja.

Impeccable sources at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said that Camroun was willing to play a friendly with the Super Eagles but the Nigeria's coach said he prefers the match in London instead of Abuja as was being planned.

The Camerounians felt going to London to play the Eagles will disrupt their training camp programme and told the NFF so but Lagerback remained adamant and the match was called off.

Meanwhile, the friendly match with Colombia in London on May 30 remains the only scheduled match for the Super Eagles for the World Cup. The proposed friendly with Iceland on May 26 has yet to be sealed, while talk was on going with North Korea. Lagerback said playing Cameroun will not help the Eagles preparation since no African country is grouped with Nigeria, arguing that he needed teams that have similarity in style with Argentina, South Korea and Greece .

NFF General Secretary, Bolaji Ojo-Oba, however, is not perturbed by the lack of matches for the Eagles as he insisted that they would get some friendly matches before the world cup begins