The anticipated match between Brazil and Nigeria slated for Sunday may not hold. According to The Nation newspaper in Nigeria, the match may be cancelled as the Nigerian delegation had not been given visas to attend the match which is part of the widely acclaimed “Brazil Global Tour”.
The two other teams, Brazil and Senegal are already in Singapore. The Brazilian delegations arrived in two batches on Monday and Tuesday while the 23-man delegation of Senegal arrived on Tuesday.
Spokesman for the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Ademola Olajire confirmed the development in a whatsapp chat in a popular Nigerian football platform, NSPF.
He wrote: “It is true that a number of team officials have not received their visas, despite submitting all required documents…
“We believe reason will prevail and the officials can travel. The match is on Sunday, five days away.”