The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to play a friendly match with Poland on 23 March, 2018, according to Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr.
The Eagles who are drawn in group D against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina, are looking for similar opponents for friendly games in preparation for the 2018 world cup in Russia.
According to Rohr, “Croatia is capable of great things with a team of stars playing in the biggest clubs. This is the most important match, and we hope to prepare for it against opponents similar to Croatia.”
“So we will play Poland at home on March 23rd. We are looking for a second opponent in Europe for another FIFA date of the spring,.”
The president of the Polish Football Association (PZPN),Zbigniew Boniek, confirmed the friendly between the two nations to the media in his country.
He was quoted as saying by sport.dziennik.pl: “In March, we will probably face Nigeria and South Korea. These teams somehow reflect the mentality and level of the teams we play in the group at the World Cup.
“Of course, Nigeria is not Senegal, but somewhere this mentality, the way they move on the pitch, physical strength are similar.”
The friendly between the Super Eagles and their Polish counterparts will hold in Wroclaw or the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów.
Nigeria are also hoping to get a friendly with England, Denmark, and Serbia before the FIFA World Cup in June 2018.