Nigeria to play friendly against Angola in December

By Oluwashina OkelejiBBC Sport, Lagos
Victor Moses

Nigeria will play Angola in a friendly in Portugal in December, the Nigerian Football Federation has confirmed.

The NFF also revealed it is in talks to play two more Nations Cup warm-ups against Morocco and Cape Verde - and both would take place in Portugal.

"Nigeria will play Angola in Faro, during our European training camp," the NFF's Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport.

"We'll announce a date this month. Both sides are taking the game seriously, so a suitable date is being finalised."

Olajire added: "Officials are in talks with Morocco and Cape Verde for additional friendlies in Faro.

"To fulfil the huge expectations of our fans, the team is expected to prepare well - it's the NFF's top priority for now."

Nigeria and Angola played out a drab 0-0 draw in January as the Palancas Negras prepared for the 2012 Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

But the Super Eagles are yet to face Cape Verde at full international level.

Two-time champions Nigeria will open their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations training camp on 17 December in Faro, Portugal.

They are drawn alongside champions Zambia, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia in Group B for next year's tournament in South Africa, which will take place from 19 January to 10 February.