Members of the Super Eagles and Nigeria Football Federation delegation left Lagos for Atlanta, United States last night for the international friendly against their Mexican counterparts. The encounter will take place in the American city.
The delegation is led by NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, while Chairman, National Sports Commission and Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi is expected also 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 are 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 are also part of the team.
Four players are on the trip to the US, with CHAN 2014 Man Of The Tournament, Ejike Uzoenyi, leading the likes of defence ace Azubuike Egwuekwe, Ebenezer Odunlami and midfielder, Shehu Abdulahi for the grade A friendly.
Teenage central defender, Kenneth Omeruo’s return to top flight football in the English championship, with Middlesborough and naming as the Man of the Match in the weekend’s game against Sheffield United, which his side lost 1-0 has also boosted the side.