Eagles Storm US For Mexico Friendly

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The Super Eagles delegation from Nigeria left Lagos for Atlanta, United States Sunday night for an international friendly against Mexico.
The Nigerian delegation was headed by NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, while Chairman, National Sports Commission and Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi is expected in the US for the game. Already Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi is awaiting the team and his assistants in the United States.
Those on the Delta Airline flight to the United States on Sunday were Assistant Coach Dan ‘The Bull’ Amokachi, Hyaondounou Valere and Ike Shorunmu, the goalkeepers’ trainer. Team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran, Physiotherapist, Wale Oladejo, Psychologist, Dr Robinson Okosun, Chidi Ngoka, who is the Equipment Manager, ACP Abubakar Baba, the Chief Security Officer, NFF Protocol man, Emmanuel Ayanbunmi and Media Officer Ben Alaiya were also part of the team.
CHAN 2014 Man Of The Tournament, Ejike Uzoenyi led the Home-Based players such as defence ace Azubuike Egwuekwe, Ebenezer Odunlami and midfielder Shehu Abdulahi.
The delightful thing for the team however is the fact that teenage central defender, Kenneth Omeruo has not only returned to top flight football in the English championship with Middlesborough, but was named Man of the Match in his club’s weekend’s game against Sheffield United, which his side lost 1-0.
It was gathered that Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi has since travelled to the US, while Victor Moses is expected on Monday with the other players.
Wednesday’s friendly is expected to be played at the Atlanta Georgia Dome with both countries parading their potential World Cup squads for the encounter.


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