The Super Eagles of Nigeria will train in Houston in the United States for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee, Chris Green, has said.
Houston is one of the two American cities proposed by Super Eagles manager Stephen Keshi – the other being Miami – and Green said the football body has chosen the Texas city.
“Nigeria will train for the World Cup in Houston,” he said. “We want to make a statement at our fifth World Cup and so we have to prepare adequately.” Nigeria, who will open the training camp on May 25, have reached the World Cup round of 16 twice, in 1994 and 1998.
The Super Eagles will face Mexico in a World Cup warm-up in Houston on March 5.
Green also said the team plan four other friendly matches before their first World Cup group match against Iran on June 16 in Curitiba.
Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina are the other teams in Group F along with the Eagles