Though Nigeria will be missing out on some key football events in 2017, here are some that might interest you.

CAF Elections: The election into executive seats of the Confederation of African Football will hold on Thursday, March 16 in Addis Ababa, and Nigeria’s FA boss Amaju Pinnick will be vying to be in the executive board.

But the high point of Thursday is the CAF presidential election. Incumbent Issa Hayatou may be ousted by Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar for a new leader in over two decades. 

Friendlies: The Nigeria Football Federation has arranged some international friendly matches for the Super Eagles, and the immediate ones will be played on March 23 and 27 against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London.

Qualifiers: The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers continue in June with a fixture against South Africa. Nigeria is currently topping the group and are 4 points clear.

For the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, action will begin in August, and Nigeria will play against Cameroon. There will also be qualifiers for the 2018 Championship for African Nations (CHAN) beginning in April.

Beach soccer World Cup: 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will begin on April 27 and end on Sunday, May 7. Nigeria and Senegal will represent Africa at the 16 team tournament holding in Bahamas.

Russia 2018 World Cup draw: The final draws for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will hold on December 1, 2017 and Nigeria could take part if the Eagles keep flying during the qualifiers.