Captain Mikel John Obi has assured that the Super Eagles will be at their best for the international friendly match against the Three Lions of England, coming up at Wembley Stadium on 2nd June 2018.
Speaking to thenff.com on Tuesday, Mikel, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday, said that there would be no option for the three –time African champions other than to give their best with the FIFA World Cup right by the door on that day.
“The match comes up only two weeks before our first match at the FIFA World Cup. It will be a big occasion and a big match for both teams as we both look forward to our respective first matches in Russia.
“England is a special place for me having spent so many years playing there, and it is one country I love to go to. We (Super Eagles) are already talking to ourselves and everyone is looking forward to the game.”
Nigeria will play Croatia in Russia at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, 16th June before games against Iceland (Volgograd; 22nd June) and Argentina (Saint Petersburg; 26th June) in Group D. England will play their first match against Tunisia (Volgograd; 18th June) before matches against Panama (Nizhny Novgorod; 24th June) and Belgium (Kaliningrad; 28th June) in Group G.
Meanwhile, tickets for the England/Nigeria match are still selling, with the lowest ticket going for the sum of 35 pounds sterling. There are also tickets for 70 pounds, 55 pounds and 45 pounds. Concessions are available for students, persons under the age of 16 and senior citizens, with 10 pounds off their preferred ticket. All tickets are subject to availability and subject to the terms and conditions of The Football Association.
Organizers told thenff.com on Tuesday that no tickets would be sold on match day at the Wembley Stadium, while urging Nigerian fans to buy the ‘Away Tickets’ as Nigeria will benefit from sales of ‘Away Tickets’. The tickets are available on www.thefa.com/nigeriatickets.