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Brazil to play in Nigeria friendly

NEYMAR-JAPANABUJA, November 8- Nigeria will host five-time world champions Brazil in a high-profile friendly on March 29 at a new provincial stadium that was opened on Friday, officials said.

“Brazil will field the full complement of its stars for the match, including Barcelona star Neymar,” Akwa Ibom state governor Godswill Akpabio said at the opening of the Akwa Ibom Stadium in the southeast of the country.

Nigeria hosted Brazil in 2003 in Abuja when the World Cup holders won 3-0.

The new 30,000 capacity stadium will on Wednesday be used for reigning champions Nigeria’s final 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against South Africa.

Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick said at the stadium that Ukraine and Serbia are also being considered for friendlies next year.

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  1. Mazzdark

    December 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    It is important to remember the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. People like Mutula Kilonzo and Moses Wetangula and Jospeh Kinyua are serving their paymasters and are very keen to take this country back to where it came from, Kenyans must be ever vigilant and oppose these people and what they stand for – I see that we will have to have a Second Tahrir Square moment once we realise that those we have entrusted to bring about the new day are not up to the task, kudos however to CJ Willy Mutunga, Nyachae, Karua, Odinga

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