The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that the Super Eagles will now play Algeria instead of Ivory Coast.
The current African Champions will now be the opponents of the Super Eagles in the first of two international friendly matches arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to be played in Austria next month.
The matches fall within the FIFA window for international matches and have been approved by world football –governing body, FIFA and CAF.
The Federation Ivorienne de Football, on 22ndSeptember sent to the NFF a letter regretting their inability to send a team to Austria for the game as earlier agreed, citing “internal problems.”
The clash in Austria next month would be the fourth between the Super Eagles and the Fennecs in three years.
Both teams were in the same qualifying pool for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with the Eagles trouncing the Fennecs 3-1 in Uyo before a 1-1 draw in Constantine that mattered little as Nigeria already booked a ticket to Russia before that final-day encounter.