Home-based Super Eagles players will depart Nigeria today (Wednesday) for Los Angeles, U.S., venue for Saturday’s international friendly game against Mexico.
The team, led by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Director, Augustine Eguavoen, with support from former U-20 national team coach, Paul Aigbogun, is expected to travel aboard a Turkish Airline flight for the game billed for the Los Angeles Coliseum, a 77,500 capacity facility
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, will also be with the squad in America to monitor the performance of the players and advise the handlers where necessary.
The players got their visas from the U.S. Embassy and also did their COVID-19 tests yesterday ahead of their journey today.
Among the players billed to make the trip to the U.S are:
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland), John Noble (Enyimba) and Lobi Stars’ Stanley Nwabali Bobo.
Defenders: Olisa Ndah (Akwa United); Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors); Tope Olusesi (Enugu Rangers); Imoh Obot (Enyimba); Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United); Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara United); and Enyinnaya Kazie (Rivers United).
Midfielders: Anthony Shimaga (Rangers International); Seth Mayi (Akwa United); and Uche Onwuasoanya (Plateau United.
Attackers: Anayo Iwuala of Enyimba, Stephen Jude (Kwara United); Ibrahim Olawoyin (Enugu Rangers); Charles Ashimene (Akwa United); Auwalu Ali Malam (Kano Pillars); Nenrot Emmanuel (Plateau United); Abdulmutalif Sanusi (Katsina United); Sunday Adetunji(Rivers United); Mohammed Zulkifilu (Plateau United) and Chinonso Eziekwe (Enugu Rangers).
Saturday’s match against Nigeria is part of Mexico’s MexTour Series, which involves four games.
The game kicks off at 7.30 p.m. Los Angeles time (which is 3.30 a.m in Nigeria) on Saturday.
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