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Osinbajo confirms international friendlies for Nigeria

Simon Omonije

The Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has in his wisdom secured international friendly football games for the two senior national teams of Nigeria, the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons.

Ahmed Musa

The friendlies according to our source would be against the men’s and women’s national teams of Vietnam.

Vice President disclosed this in Abuja at the State House Banquet Hall, after he proposed a toast to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the signing and exchange of the Memorandum of Understanding on waiver of visa requirements for holders of valid diplomatic and official passports of the two countries.
The vice president’s toast was proposed at a dinner organised in honour of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Professor Vuong Hue.
Osinbajo, had earlier, at the Presidential Villa, received Hue and his team and witnessed the signing and exchange of the Memorandum of Understanding.
The vice president, during the toast said that Hue was his long-lost brother as both of them were born in the same year and same month– March, 1957.
Osinbajo added that he and Hue were both lecturers and professors.
He said that Nigeria and Vietnam had maintained long standing diplomatic relations since 1976 but no high-level engagements.
“So, this visit is very significant because we will be looking at the possibility of setting up a bilateral commission between Vietnam and Nigeria so that we can concretise the existing areas of cooperation discussed earlier.
“I am confident that we can build on the successes recorded in the past while we work on boosting cooperation in business, trade and investment and social and cultural relationship between both countries.
“We agreed on promoting a friendly football match between Vietnam and Nigeria.
“The Super Eagles and the Vietnamese national team and as well the female national team of Vietnam and our Super Falcons.
Hue said that the Vietnamese national team was a strong side in Asia and that he was looking forward to a friendly match between both male and female national teams of both countries.

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