Super Eagles hit Germany today


The Super Eagles are expected to depart for Germany today to begin training ahead of the May 31 international friendly match against Mexico in Houston, Texas, United States of America. Coach Stephen Keshi will lead a team of nine home-based players and technical crew, who will fly out from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja later this evening and are expected to arrive in Germany later in the night.
Though details of the camping remained unclear as at press time, the team is expected to spend about two weeks at the facility before they depart for Houston, where Nigeria will test skills against the North American country for their third time at the Reliant Stadium. Unsettled AFCON-winning goal scorer, Sunday Mba, leads the other eight home-based players which also include newest entrant, Sunshine Stars’ defender, Kunle Odunlami, for the trip.
The foreign-based players will join up the team in Germany for the US trip. They are expected to join the team as soon as they round off with their respective Euro leagues.
Meanwhile, Coach Keshi has unveiled a 25-man list for the upcoming game in Houston. Keshi is counting on his English Premier League stars, including Chelsea midfielders, John Obi Mikel, and Victor Moses, one of the top wingers in European soccer.
He has also called two players based in the German Bundesliga, two from Serie A in Italy, two from the Scottish Premier League and two from the Portuguese Liga. Mexico is expected to release its roster in the coming days. Mexico and Nigeria have met three times with a 1-0-2 record in favour of Mexico. The two teams last met in October, 2007 in an international friendly, with the match ending in a 2-2 tie at the Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.

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