ZIMBABWE’s Warriors have secured a date with one of the continent’s football powerhouses, Nigeria, for a friendly match next month and the Warriors technical team might be forced to overlook the Cosafa Cup tournament which will run at the same time.

News Day reports that Zimbabwe will play Nigeria’s Super Eagles on June 8 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria, as part of their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals preparations.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) confirmed the pre-Afcon match yesterday.

“We have sealed the matches with the Warriors of Zimbabwe and the Lions of Teranga and these are two matches we are really looking forward to,” NFF president Amaju Pinnick said in a press statement.

Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela also confirmed the match.

Zifa said they will send the national Under-23 side to the COSAFA tournament, which will run from May 21 to June 8 in Durban.