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Bafana and Eagles eye confrontation

Nigeria and South Africa are in talks for a proposed international friendly between the Super Eagles and the Bafana Bafana.

SuperSport.com can report that the possibility of the friendly match holding between both nations looks likely after June this year.

Both countries are scheduled to take part in the 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying in June.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the South Africa Football Association (Safa) have been discussing on the game after an initial date of February broke down following the Super Eagles involvement in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying against Rwanda in Kigali.

A top official of the NFF told SuperSport.com that no agreement has been reached on the date or venue with the South African FA on the proposed friendly.

"No agreement has been reached yet," the official said. "But I can confirm that talks are still ongoing with the South Africa Football Association. You know there was a proposal to play the match in February but that date clashed with our team's Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda."

Nigeria play in two 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying games against Namibia and Malawi and face Rwanda in the return leg of the 2013 Afcon qualifying, all in June.

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa have two World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and Botswana in same month. ?


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