Nigeria's planned friendly with Burkina Faso at The Hive tonight has been cancelled due to a number of players failing to obtain visas to enter the UK.

The Super Eagles were due to face the African Cup of Nations semi-finalists in a second game at Barnet's home ground in three days, after their 1-1 draw with Senegal on Thursday night.

But without a British embassy in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, problems began to arise when representatives from their national team set about looking to obtain work visas for their trip to north London.

A spokesman for the Nigerian Football Association said: "Officials of the Federation Burkinabe de Football (FBF) had been shuttling between Accra in Ghana and Ouagadougou for visa processing.

"FBF sources said the embassy in Accra told them last week to proceed to Morocco (where the Etalons played against the Atlas Lions on Friday) and that the visas would be issued there.

"However, the applications were still pending at the British Embassy in Morocco as at close of work on Friday, the last working day before Monday, the match day in London."