Elephants of Ivory Coast have announced two friendly games against Belgium and Japan a day after they chickened out and canceled their match against the Super Eagles.
The Nigeria Football Federation announced on Friday that the Eagles would play Algeria October 9 in Austria after the Ivoirians, who were initially scheduled to play Nigeria, pulled out, citing “internal problems.”
A day after the NFF’s announcement, the Federation Ivoirienne de Football announced on their website that friendly matches had been arranged for the Ivoirians against Belgium and Japan on October 8 and 13 respectively.
The West Africans’ game against Belgium comes up at the Roi Baudoin Stadium in Belgium, while the tie versus Japan will be played at the Galgenwaard Stadium, Utrecht, Netherlands.
“After a little more than 10 months of inactivity, the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire will resume service during the next international break scheduled for October 5 to 13,” FIF stated on their website on Saturday.
“Two friendly matches are planned for this purpose. The first against the Belgian team on October 8 at the Roi Baudoin Stadium at 20:45 local time and the second Japan-Cote d’Ivoire on October 13 (time to be confirmed) at the Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht in the Netherlands.”