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B/Faso friendly may be cancelled as only 8 players get visa



B/Faso friendly may be cancelled as only 8 players get visa

Although there has been no official statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) concerning the matters arising, but the friendly game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Etalons of Burkina Faso is on the brink of being cancelled.

Reports have it that the Burkinabé FA Boss, Sita Sangaré, said his players and coaching crew encountered difficulties with their visa applications to the United Kingdom.

He was quoted to have said “On the whole delegation, only 8 players were able to obtain visas. I do not know to date if the match against Nigeria will take place.”

Speaking to Complete Sports on Saturday, a high-ranking NFF official said: “The FBF (Burkina Faso FA) called the match organiser at 7pm last night (Friday) to say some of their players could not get UK visas.

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“They had submitted in Morocco, where they played yesterday. Eight of the players have (visas). We are working hard to see that the match goes ahead, one way or the other.

“But things have to crystallize and a clear path is known before we can come out with an official statement.”

The Super Eagles, who held the Teranga Lions of Senegal to a 11 draw on Thursday, are meant to play against the Etalons on Monday in another friendly at the Hive Stadium, London.

But with the situation on ground, the NFF are only doing everything within their powers to ensure that the tie holds as scheduled.

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