Newly invited Super Eagles striker Anthony Ujah believes the May 31 international friendly between Mexico and Nigeria will be a huge test for the Eagles ahead of next month's crucial 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and Namibia as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Musa Amadu, has said that only coach Stephen Keshi can determine whether to replace the two players who opted out of the Super Eagles tight schedules in the coming weeks on medical grounds.
Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to play forMaccabi Tel Aviv in the nearest future after his season-long loan deal he signed with the Israeli side expired last weekend. The former Enyimba of Aba goal-tender was full of gratitude to the management, players and fans of the club for 'giving him back his confidence' following his relatively unsuccessful stint in France with Ligue 1 side Lille, the team he joined two seasons ago.
Heartland of Owerri will be hoping to continue their good form which has seen them record two back-to-back wins, as they take on Sunshine Stars in what could be described as (Wednesday) today's star match of week 14 of the Glo Nigeria Professional Football League, Completesportsnigeria.com previews.
Posted: May 21, 2013
"IF anyone asks me what went wrong at this tournament, I will simply tell them that we tried our best but it wasn't good enough." Those were the hurtful but truthful words of Tosin Baruwa, Nigeria' defense stalwart at the Standard Chartered Trophy 2013 5-A-Side tournament that was concluded at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Tuesday.
Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo will be hoping to join the growing list of Nigerian players who have won a title in Europe this outgoing season when his side Fenerbahce defends their title against Trabzonspor in Wednesday's Turkish Cup final at the Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadium, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Goalkeeper Austin Ejide was the first foreign-based professional to hit the camp of Super Eagles in Germany, Monday, as the team intensified training programme for the high-profile friendly match against Mexico, 2014 World Cup qualifying matches and the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament.
Harambee Stars Head Coach Adel Amrouche has released a list of 12 foreign-based players for their World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in Nairobi, James Waindi, a football reporter based in Nairobi has informed Completesportsnigeria.com.