The Nigeria Football Federation has disclosed that the two organized international friendly matches against Mali and Luxembourg would help to put the team in shape ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Russia.
Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations after failing to beat Egypt in Alexandria last month (March).
However, focus is now on the forthcoming World Cup qualifier of which the glass house has intensified the move to keep the senior national team busy during the FIFA international break.
The match against Mali will take place at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen, France, while Luxembourg will host the Eagles in Luxembourg.
It would also serve as a way of rebuilding the team and creating cohesion amongst the players considering the fact that 90 percent of players invited for national duties are mostly foreign based.