Super Eagles: Nigeria’s Monday friendly with Burkina Faso cancelled over visa problems

Posted on Mar 25 2017 - 11:59pm by admin

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For the pleasant game against Burkina Faso, seven players from the Burkinabe contingent failed to gain visas to enter the United Kingdom.

The friendly in shape between Nigeria and Burkina Faso has been cancelled over visa problems.

The super Eagles have been to face Burkina Faso in a friendly sport on Monday, March 27 on the Hive (residence of Barnet FC) in London, the place they played a 1-1 friendly draw with Senegal on Thursday, March 23.

For the pleasant recreation against Burkina Faso, seven avid gamers from the Burkinabe contingent failed to realize visas to enter the United Kingdom.


"The fit in query is called off due to no fault of both the organisers or the Nigeria football Federation. we can announce further plans for the super Eagles' practise for these two necessary qualifying campaigns sooner or later," top Nigeria soccer Federation (NFF) legitimate Chris green instructed BBC sport.

"there is no British Embassy in Ouagadougou, and officers of the Federation Burkinabe de football had been shuttling between Accra and Ouagadougou for visa processing," the NFF explained in a statement.

"FBF (Burkina Faso football Federation) sources said the Embassy in Accra informed them final week to proceed to Morocco (where The Stallions played the Atlas Lions on Friday) and that the visas can be issued there.

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"then again, the purposes had been nonetheless pending at the British Embassy in Morocco as at shut of work on Friday, the ultimate working day ahead of healthy day in London.

"The Burkinabe soccer Federation – on Friday 24 March 2017 by way of 7 pm UK time – telephoned the fit organisers [Eurodata] to claim some of their players and officials had been unable to steady entry visas into the UK and therefore would no longer be able to honour the in shape."

The super Eagles skilled on Friday night and Saturday morning after their 1-1 draw with Senegal.

The NFF are making association fore the super Eagles to play a clubside instead.

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