Officials have exclusively informed SCORENigeria the Super Eagles will test their strength with a prestige friendly against world champions Argentina in Japan in March.

The high-profile friendly will prepare them for crucial 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin in June.

The FIFA friendly window is scheduled for March 18 and 26.

This will be the eighth time both countries will clash at full international level.

Nigeria have won one of these matches, while the South Americans were victorious six times including at five World Cups – 1994, 2002, 2010, 2014 and 2018.

In June, Nigeria, who are third in their World Cup qualifying section with two points from as many matches, will welcome second-placed Bafana Bafana to Uyo, before they travel to Benin in continuation of the qualifying series.