Eagles, Serbia to clash In Friendly game

Nigeria and Serbia are reportedly working on arranging a friendly match as part of the preparations for the 2018 World Cup finals.

Both nations secured qualification for the tournament earlier this month, and Score Nigeria reports that officials are working behind the scenes to button down the details.

Temi Gold, the president of the Serbia-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, has revealed that Serbian representatives have reached out to the Nigerian Football Federation.

The Super Eagles secured their place at Russia 2018 after winning Group B of Africa’s third round with a game to spare. The West Africans still have a dead rubber clash away to Algeria to fulfill next month.

Serbia, meanwhile, topped Group D in Europe’s preliminaries ahead of Republic of Ireland, Wales, Austria, Georgia and Moldova.

The teams have met in just one prior match, a pre-World Cup friendly in 1998 in Belgrade which was won 3-0 by the hosts (who were then known as Yugoslavia).


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
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