Nigeria take on Jamaica in World Cup friendly
LAGOS, April 12 (AFP)
Nigeria will face Jamaica in London on May 18 as part of their build-up for the World Cup finals, officials told AFP Friday.
"Jamaica were not originally listed for our warm-up matches but because of the need to try as many players as possible before the World Cup, we have now agreed to play them," said Edozie Enemuo, the marketing chief of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA).
Jamaica drew 2-2 with Nigeria in a friendly on the road to the 1998 World Cup.
The official told AFP that three days after the Jamaica friendly, Nigeria will travel to Dublin to tackle fellow World Cup finalists Republic of Ireland in another tune-up game.
He said the NFA is still waiting for a "reconfirmation" for the warm-up match against Yugoslavia on May 8 in Belgrade.
Yugoslavia had earlier called off the match but have since informed Nigeria they are willing for the game to go ahead.
Nigeria's 'Super Eagles' are drawn in a tough first round group in the finals in Japan and South Korea along with tournament favourites Argentina, England and Sweden.
They face Argentina on June 2 in their opening game.