Botswana wants Eagles’ friendly for anniversary celebrations
Norwich eyes Troost-Ekong
The Zebras of Botswana have invited Nigeria’s Super Eagles to a friendly to mark the country’s 50th independence anniversary, reports AfricanFootball.com.
Botswana will celebrate their 50th anniversary as an independent nation on September 30 and so are turning on the style for this Golden jubilee celebrations.
However, it is expected that since this match is likely not to fall within the FIFA-friendly window, the home-based Eagles will be the ones to prosecute it.
It has already been proposed that the home-based Eagles play the final AFCON 2017 qualifier at home against Tanzania on September 4.
The Tanzania game is a mere formality as Nigeria have already crashed out of the AFCON.
Nigeria and Botswana have clashed at full international level once in December 2012 in Benin City. It was coach Stephen Keshi’s first game in charge of the Eagles and it ended in a 0-0 draw,
Meanwhile, Norwich City, along with a host of other Championship and a couple of Premier League clubs, are interested in Super Eagles’ centre back, William Troost-Ekong, according to the respected Voetbal International.
Troost-Ekong is 23 and played in the top division for Norwegian club, Haugesund on loan from Belgian club, Gent, last season. Rather unusually for a loan player, he was given captaincy of the side at the start of 2016.