Eagles anxious to beat Senegal, Burkina Faso- Yusuf

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West African heavyweights Nigeria and Senegal will meet in a friendly global at the Hive Stadium in London tonight, kick-off at 9 p.m.

Nigeria have organised two global friendlies set for the next few days in preparation for qualification campaigns, with a match against Senegal on Thursday, followed by an encounter against Burkina Faso on Monday.

The clash is the first of two friendlies that Nigeria are playing at the home of Barnet FC to help them prepare for their forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria, with the side also taking on Burkina Faso on Monday.

Newly invited players to the Super eagles have been initiated formally into the team by the old players.

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Nigeria and Senegal have met in 15 official worldwide matches according to FIFA's statistical database. First at the group stage which ended 2-1 in Port Said and in the third placed match in Cairo which Nigeria won by a lone goal at the Military Stadium to claim the third consecutive bronze medal in the tournament.

"The result of the friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso would not be used to judge the coach, " he added.

Moses reported for Super Eagles duty at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in London in order to prove to the Nigerian national team's medical staff that he is injured and unavailable for the two matches.

Now, in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Gernot Rohr's men will face off against the Lions of Teranga at The Hive Stadium, in London.

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