Bolivia has opted out of the international friendly match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The Eagles will now play the Cranes of Uganda in an international friendly match in Uyo on Wednesday, March 25, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
NFF disclosed on its website on Thursday evening that its FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon confirmed that a letter of acceptance has been received from the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) that its delegation will fly to Uyo on Monday for the showdown with the three-time African champions.
NFF claimed Bolivia chickened out at the eleventh hour despite signing a contract with the NFF and sending a list of its delegation for visa-on-arrival.
“We certainly will have time to deal with the Bolivia matter in a few days, but our concentration has been on getting a replacement for them so that the FIFA window we had booked would not go away like that.
“Their excuses do not hold any water. But we have spoken to our lawyers and will approach FIFA on the matter. However, we are happy to have been able to secure a team with even higher ranking than Bolivia,” Jairo Pachon said.
Uganda is ranked number 20 in the African continent and 74th in the world, while Bolivia is 92nd in the world.
After playing Uganda in Uyo on Wednesday, the Super Eagles will fly to South Africa on Friday to take on the Bafana Bafana in another friendly, in Nelspruit on Sunday, March 29.
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