The Nigeria Football Federation have finally concluded plans for friendly games for the Super Eagles as they prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Cup of Nations qualifiers in June and the resumption of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers in August.
The Teranga Lions of Senegal will meet Nigeria in London on March 23 and then the Super Eagles take on Burkina Faso four days later as they maximise the Fifa window next month.
Nigeria Senegal action from 2002
Senegal, who lost in the quarterfinal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and Burkina Faso who made the semifinals will provide a stern test for Gernot Rohr’s men who failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
To date, Nigeria haven’t played any games in 2017.
Super Eagles Media Officer Toyin Ibitoye told supersport.com that the friendly games in the March window have been finalised after a bit of concern on which teams the Eagles will face.
“The two teams that the Super Eagles will play have been confirmed. Nigeria will face the Teranga Lions of Senegal on March 23 and then meet Burkina Faso on the 27th,” Ibitoye said.
“Both games will be in London and it will provide us with a stern test as we prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers.
“We had a few teams in mind but we have finally received confirmation for Senegal and Burkina Faso. The Ghana deal didn’t work presumably because they don’t have a coach now after Avram Grant resigned.
“But all has been settled now, Senegal and Burkina Faso will be the two teams the Eagles will face in the March Fifa window,” he added.
Nigeria Burkina Faso action from 2013
Nigeria are top of Group B of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers with six points from two matches. The Super Eagles will also do battle with South Africa, Libya and Seychelles for a spot at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
H2H Nigeria v Senegal
13 Apr 1963 Senegal v Nigeria L 5-1 French Colonial Tournament
27 Apr 1975 Senegal v Nigeria L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Oct 1977 Senegal v Nigeria L 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations
13 Nov 1977 Nigeria v Senegal W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations
12 Jan 1980 Nigeria v Senegal D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1983 Nigeria v Senegal W 1-0 CEDEAO Cup
19 Nov 1983 Senegal v Nigeria W 0-1 CEDEAO Cup
28 Jan 1990 Nigeria v Senegal D 1-1 CEDEAO Cup
12 Jan 1992 Senegal v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations
28 Feb 1999 Senegal v Nigeria D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations
10 Apr 1999 Nigeria v Senegal D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations
07 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Senegal W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations
07 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Senegal W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations
12 Oct 2002 Senegal v Nigeria D 2-2 Joola Disaster Charity Match
31 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Senegal W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations
09 Feb 2006 Senegal v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations
H2H Nigeria v Burkina Faso
03 Feb 1987 Nigeria v Burkina Faso W 3-0 West Africa Nations Cup
22 Nov 1987 Burkina Faso v Nigeria D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 1988 Burkina Faso v Nigeria D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Jan 1991 Burkina Faso v Nigeria D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations
27 Jul 1991 Nigeria v Burkina Faso W 7-1 Africa Cup of Nations
09 Nov 1996 Nigeria v Burkina Faso W 2-0 FIFA World Cup
27 Apr 1997 Burkina Faso v Nigeria W 1-2 FIFA World Cup
04 Oct 1998 Burkina Faso v Nigeria D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations
21 Jan 2013 Nigeria v Burkina Faso D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations
10 Feb 2013 Nigeria v Burkina Faso W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations
10 Sep 2013 Nigeria v Burkina Faso W 4-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 2015 Nigeria v Burkina Faso W 2-0 International Friendly
25 Oct 2015 Burkina Faso v Nigeria D 0-0 International Friendly