Nigeria plans a friendly against a team from West Africa next month as part of their build-up for a 2013 AFCON qualifier against Liberia.
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi revealed Monday that discussions have already begun with some West African countries for a warm-up match on August 15.
"We are making arrangements to ensure that the Eagles play a friendly next month to help us prepare for the match against Liberia,” Keshi disclosed to MTNFootball.com.
"It’s a FIFA-free window so I expect some of my foreign based players to be available for the game."
The former Togo coach further added: "I cannot confirm to you who our opponents would be, but I do know that the NFF technical department have opened talks with some West Africa countries who play similar football like Liberia."
On the strength of his next opponents in the AFCON qualifiers, Keshi warned," The Liberian side we are going to face would be different from the one we defeated 2-0 the last time we met.
“That was a friendly and this is a competitive game, so we need to prepare very well for the encounter. We must not under rate them."
Nigeria will be guests to Liberia in the first leg in Monrovia on September 8, while the return leg match will be played on October 14 in Calabar.
The overall winners will qualify for next year’s Nations Cup, which kicks off in South Africa on January 19.