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NIGERIA FRIENDLY WITH BURKINA FASO CANCELLED AFTER SEVERAL BURKINA FASO PLAYERS WERE REFUSED VISAS I


The Nigeria Football Federation have announced that “seven players in the Burkinabe contingent failed to secure entry visas into the United Kingdom”.

NIGERIA’S friendly with Burkina Faso that was scheduled to take place in London on Monday has been cancelled after a number of the Burkina Faso players were not allowed to enter the UK.

The match Scheduled to be at Barnet’s home ground The Hive, the game was meant to be part of Nigeria’s build-up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in June and the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon later this year.

Because of sizeable Nigerian population in London, and a host of the Super Eagles’ first team being based in England, the game was arranged to be here.

There was a jubilant pitch invasion at the end of the friendly last week – but it appears there will be no repeat on Monday

The Sun reports-The Hive was meant to host the match on Monday, but it has been cancelled