Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Bolivia cancels friendly with Super Eagles, cites political tension in Nigeria

By News Express on 18/03/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,226

The media in Bolivia is reporting the Bolivian FA have pulled out of its international friendly against Nigeria, slated for Thursday, March 26, 2015.

The Bolivian FA president, Carlos Chavez is hinging his country’s withdrawal from the friendly versus Nigeria on reports of political tension in Nigeria.

Chavez, is quoted to have said; “Armed conflict and the tense political situation in Nigeria forced our withdrawal from the game.”

A top source from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), however, expressed disappointment at the Bolivian FA’s purported withdrawal.

“The reasons given by the Bolivians are strange and unacceptable to us. FIFA have been communicated about this development.

“FIFA and our match agent are going to work out a compensation for us if the Bolivians fail to honour our agreement,” he said.

The NFF source added that the NFF had immediately swung into action “to get a replacement and ensure we play a game on March 26 in Uyo”.


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had announced that the senior national team, Super Eagles, would face Bolivia in an international friendly at the newly built Akwa Ibom Stadium on March 26.

This came after a friendly with the Brazilian national team, earlier scheduled for the same date, was cancelled.

The Confederation of Brasil Football (CBF) had said that they would prefer to continue with their European World Tour rather than truncate their calendar to play against the Super Eagles.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and its FIFA match agent, Jairo Pachon, then opted for Bolivia to ensure that the international friendly window is not wasted.

•Sourced from Channels TV. Photo shows NFF

Source News Express

Posted 18/03/2015 03:56:16 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+



REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...


You may also like...
Nigerian Muslims march for Palestine •Seek UN sanctions...

Uduaghan, Oneya, Keshi, others grace Utuama Peace Cup...

I will support best presidential candidate, says Diya...

Striking Osun workers give condition to resume work...

Customs clears the air on alleged plan to...

TMG to deploy 325 observers for Bayelsa governorship...

Delta CJ advocates expansion of membership of Consumer...

NGOs as a catalyst for entrepreneurial development and...

DSS warns politicians against inciting statements

Policeman who shot Bamidele dismissed

Saraki, Lawal scuttle Senate probe of illegal renewal...

NDE charges retirees to embrace skills acquisition training...


Latest News Oshiomhole, 19 others elected at APC Convention World Cup: Football fan slips into coma while celebrating Super Eagles’ victory APC Convention: Drama as Oyegun’s security detail barred from Eagle Square HURIWA to world leaders: Intervene and stop crackdown on opposition in Nigeria Ekiti Guber: INEC, APC preloading card readers — Fayose Suspected herdsmen kill 18 in Adamawa village APC National Convention: Gov. Sani-Bello optimistic of peaceful, rancor-free exercise Prophet to Obasanjo: Seek forgiveness over June 12 Cholera: 24 new cases recorded in Adamawa APC loses members to PDP in Edo Lai Mohammed faults CPJ, says no journalist is in detention in Nigeria NHRC must push for quick investigation into Bukhari’s murder, end to impunity — SAMDEN


Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,898 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (352,654 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,836 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,517 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,358 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (209,256 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (182,162 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (164,348 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (154,100 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,952 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (144,131 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,866 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,266) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (507) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,050) Interview (155) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,439) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,322) Religion (772) Sports (1,560) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Nigeria vs Iceland 2-0 All Goals & Highlights


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera