Nigeria will engage Mali and Ivory Coast in friendly matches next year, according to Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick.
Pinnick disclosed to AfricanFootball.com that arrangement to camp the Super Eagles B team in Abu Dhabi has been put in place.
He says the football federation is looking to employ the Fifa free windows for 2015” to keep the national teams in shape.
“I am also happy to inform you that we have made arrangements for the home-based Eagles for a camp in Abu Dhabi, where they would play against Mali and Cote d’Ivoire,” Pinnick is quoted as saying on AfricanFootball.com.
“It is just to engage them gainfully because when you miss out on tournaments, you miss out on so many things especially in the area of marketing, sponsorship and opportunities.”
Defending Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) champions, Nigeria, will not be competing at the 2015 finals in Equatorial Guinea having narrowly lost out to Congo in the qualification rounds.