Nigeria’s Super Eagles friendly against The Stallions of Burkina Faso that was scheduled to be played next week in London has been cancelled due to visa issues affecting the Burkina Faso players, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said.
The NFF said seven Burkinabe players had failed to secure British entry visas, forcing the game that was to be played in Barnet in north London to be shelved.
Nigeria had hoped to use the match against the AFCON 2017 second runners-up as part of preparations for their remaining qualifiers for the World Cup 2018 and Africa Cup of Nations 2019.
NFF official Chris Green said the cancellation was “no fault of either the organizers or the Nigeria Football Federation”.
“We will announce further plans for the Super Eagles’ preparation for these two important qualifying campaigns in due course,” he added.
Burkina Faso officials were told of the visa issues late on Friday.