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Nigeria Set To Play Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia In October

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Super Eagles will battle it out with Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia in October in Austria.

Gernot Rohr's men will head to Austria for the two high-profile International friendly matches against African Giants.

Nigeria will take on Cote d’Ivoire on October 9 and four days later they will slug it out with Tunisia at the same venue.

According to series of Tweets by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick.

"On the 9th of October, the Super Eagles will play former African champions, Cote d’Ivoire in a friendly game, then face another African giant and former champions Tunisia, four days later, on the 13th,” Pinnick tweeted.

“Both games will be held in Austria for a few obvious reasons. Due to the Covid-19 protocols presently in place and the proximity of the bulk of our team as well, Austria was seen as an ideal venue.

“I’ll have to stress as well, that all costs will be borne by the football federations of both Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as Tunisia.”

The Super Eagles are yet to play a match in 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The last time Nigeria played Tunisia was at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations third place match, which the Super Eagles won courtesy of a goal from Odion Ighalo.