The Super Eagles of Nigeria is sets to return to action for the first time in almost a year when they face Ivory Coast in a friendly match on the 9th of October.

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick made this known via his twitter handle today.

The three time AFCON champions will also face the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on the 13th of October.

Both games will take place in Austria.

Now. As we await the Federal Government’s pronouncement on the resumption of football, the Federation has been in active discussions about possible friendly matches and I’m happy to say we have finally sealed two high profile matches for next month..

On the 9th of October, the Super Eagles will play former African champions, Cote D’Ivoire in a friendly game, then face another African giant and former champions Tunisia, four days later, on the 13th. Both games will be held in Austria for a few obvious reasons..

Due to the COVID-19 protocols presently in place and the proximity of the bulk of our team as well, Austria was seen as an ideal venue. I’ll have to stress as well, that ALL costs will be borne by the Football Federations of both Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire, as well as Tunisia”, Amaju tweeted

The last time Nigeria got involved in any match was when the Eagles held Brazil to a 2-2 draw in a friendly match last year.