Amaju Melvin Pinnick took to his Twitter handle @PinnickAmaju to brief Nigerians of events as they unfold in football development.
He stated that the Federation has been in active discussions about possible friendly matches.
He said he was happy to report they have finally sealed two high profile matches for next month as they await the Federal Government’s pronouncement on the resumption of football.
“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 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.”
Finally, he asked Nigerians to “continue to keep faith. We are not perfect and we certainly have had a few missteps now and then but we always try to do our best. Criticize us because that’s the only way we can get better but always support us.”