Poland confirm Super Eagles friendly

The Polish Football Association confirmed on Monday that Poland manager Adam Nawałka had agreed to lead  the White and Reds against the Super Eagles  in  a friendly affair.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes playing  the  Eastern Europeans, who finished third at both the  Germany ’74 World Cup and Espana ’82 World Cup, is key for  the Eagles’ quest for a  win in their  Group D Russia 2018 World Cup first game against Croatia   at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16.

Poland, who are housed in Group H alongside Japan, Colombia and Senegal, open their  Russia 2018  campaign against  the Lions of Teranga in Moscow on June 19.

According to the Polish media, Nawalka and the Polish FA   (PZPN) need the Nigeria friendly to prepare  the White and Reds for the World Cup clash against   Senegal.

Spokesman for  PZPN Jakub Kwiatkowski, who  confirmed that  Poland would play Nigeria on March 23, however said no venue had been decided yet.

“We can confirm that we will play Nigeria on March 23. Decisions on the location of the match have not been made yet,” Kwiatkowski wrote on his Twitter handle on Monday.

Reports claimed  the Poles opted to play the Eagles after they could not secure a date with Ghana, who will watch the World Cup on TV at home.

Our correspondent learnt that the failure by PZPN and the Nigeria Football Federation to agree on a  venue  for  the March 23  warm-up yet could threaten  the clash.

It was learnt that while the NFF wants the match played at a neutral venue, Nawalka wants it in Poland.

TVP Info reported  on Monday that Nawalka  “is reluctant to play any friendly  matches outside Poland”.

However, PZPN said the game would be played in Wrodaw or Chorzow in Poland.

Source ; punchng.com

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