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Algarve Stadium to host Eagles v Blue Sharks

Algarve Stadium in Faro, Portugal will play host to Super Eagles' friendly clash with the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde on January 9.

The kickoff time for the encounter is 8pm Portuguese time which will be 9pm in Nigeria.

NFF official match agency, Jairo Parto of Euro Data Sport Limited together with Browns Sports Leisure, Algarve where the Eagles are at present preparing for the Nations Cup are the ones packaging the match.

The tie is meant to toughen both sides ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The match will coincide with the day Nigeria and indeed all 16 nations that will take part in the biennial football fiesta are expected to submit the final 23-man list as required by the African football body, Caf for the Nations Cup.

Meanwhile, Turkey-based Uche Kalu, who had a groin strain is still in camp with rest of the squad but not training with them as he has been placed under close observation by the medical team.

Manager Stephen Keshi said he has asked the medics to give him a final word on the player by next week before he takes a decision on the strongly built striker.

There are no injury worries in camp but selection headache for the coaches as the likes of Sunday Mba, Benjamin Francis and Solomon Kwambe are in line to grab Afcon shirts ahead of the release of the final list of players for the tournament.


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