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Home-based Eagles Commence Preparation For Mexico Friendly

Home-based Eagles Commence Preparation For Mexico Friendly

The home-based Super Eagles kick off preparation for the friendly game against Mexico today Wednesday.

The high profile friendly will hold on July 4th in the United States of America.

According to the Super Eagles media officer Babafemi Raji, the home-based Eagles will commence training on Wednesday morning at the Goal Project, Package B in Abuja.

He disclosed that there will be two training sessions on Wednesday with the first starting 9am and the second 4:30pm.

The players already in camp are goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Shaibu Suleman(PKE FC Lagos); Nwabali Stanley Bobo(Lobi Stars).

Also Read: I’ll Give Good Account Of Myself Against Mexico -Nwaeze

The defenders are: Olisa Ndah (Akwa United);
Tope Olusesi (Rangers International); Ifeanyi Anaemena (Rivers United); Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United); Enyinnaya Kazie (Rivers United); Mohammed Zirkiflu (Plateau United);
Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United); Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara United).

The midfielders are Anthony Shimaga (Rangers International); Seth Mayi (Akwa
United); Uche Nwasonaya (Plateau United); Samuel Nnoshiri (Katsina

And for the forwards now in camp are Stephen Jude (Kwara United); Ibrahim Olawoyin (Rangers International); Charles Ashimene (Akwa United); Chinonso Ezekwe (Rangers International); Auwalu Ali Malam (Kano Pillars); Neurot Emmanuel (Plateau United); Abdulmutalif Sanusi (Katsina United).

The last time both Nigeria and Mexico was in 2014 also in the United States which ended goalless.

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  • Should they beat Mexico. God help you Rohr!

  • Mr. Nice 3 years ago

    But one of the goal keeper is from Lobi stars, @Jimmyball come and see your people ooo so that we can have peace in our country… lol

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Hahahahaha…the world can now have peace. A player from somebody’s state club has finally been included…..the remaining players no longer bribed their way unto the list…there is no longer mago mago and favoritism in the selctions……the squad list is now a perfect list…..Pinnick is no longer victimizing Iorfa for losing elections almost a decade ago (or maybe Pinnick and Iorfa finally reconciled yesterday)….Lobi stars is no longer 7th on the table, they have gone back to their 8th position….the likes of Dakkada and MFM who were not represented can go to hell, they actually dont deserve to be represented…afterall Lagos and Akwa ibom state does not produce good footballers….all 20 teams in the league dont need to be represented anymore…..LMAO.
      Everything has become perfect now in the eyes of tribalists and sectionalists. Now the world can breathe…..LMAO

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    Ehen… @Mr.Nice, you know follow me look the matter now? Lol.. You see say life been no balance… Initially it was just two goalkeepers… Ezenwa and Noble, I was wondering why there wasnt a third. Perhaps the media people omitted that. As God will have it… He is even an Igbo boy before people wey know pass go slam me sectionalist abi na regionalist. If you don’t shoutdown and torchlight the kind of abracadabra we often see in Nigeria social life… they will keep happening! We Nigerians know ourselves… hahaha. Say Lobi Stars no even get one player as if na Djibouti league them the play their own… My goalie go to camp and do things joor!

  • The good thing about this match is that Nigerian footballs fans will be able to watch it without pressure or much expectations. It will be like playing a dead rubber group match. It will afford viewers to relax and properly analyse the players, the team as a unit, the coaches and even Mexico.

    Who knows, a surprise may be in stock and we might get a good shock. I hope Pinnick’s political appointee & chief Odegbami’s PR client, Yobo will be in the studio of the broadcasting channel to analyse. LLOOOOLLLZZZZ

    • pompei 3 years ago

      Hahahaha Kel, Yobo will be there rendering top notch analysis in an Armani suit. I look forward to the game. Let us see what our homebased can do. I just hope they can hold their own and finish the game with our dignity intact. A hammering from Mexico will erode any benefits the game was supposed to bring.
      If they manage to beat Mexico, most if not all of them will become foreign based in no time. So we will once again be back to square one in the home based vs foreign based conundrum.
      If I said it once, I said it a thousand times. Fix our league and make it competitive financially. That is the way to keep our best talents in the country. Else, any newly discovered homebased talent will become foreign based before you say JACK ROBINSON. The talent goes where the money is.

      •  Exactly Pompei, it’s a catch-22 situation. They pull a surprise win (or even an entertaining score draw) and all the players will be out of Nigeria again in a week for trials in Latvia, Vietnam, Finland, Turkmenistan and the likes.

        On the other hand, they get hammered as expected and the little confidence fades out. No prospect for SE call ups and the scramble to get a foreign club and therefore the attention of national team selectors gets more intense.

        It’s a simple formula that falls more on the lap of the government than the NFF. E get reason why SA, Egypt and Tunisia pull a large number of their stars from their domestic league. The economy trumps talents.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Exactly the way its supposed to be. Sit down relax and properly analyse the players, the team as a unit and enjoy the beautiful game of football. Win or lose, friendlies are friendlies, talk more of an exhibition game with no consequences. We have all to gain from playing this game with the homebased than not. 10 days of camping together and a game to booth will do our CHAN team a great deal of advantage…..its way better than assembling a team 1 week to the CHAN qualifiers to go face teams with better preparations. At least we now have a team on ground, that phase of norming and forming has already been set out. The next time the team will meet it will now be how to get them to start performing.
      Its also an opportunity for the boys too to give it their best shot…Nigerian teams rise up when they’ve been ruled out….so i am expecting a reaction from the team, a reaction similar to that of the hombased team led by Eguavoen that pulled a 2-2 draw vs a full Senegal squad sometime in 2002 or there about. Everyone expected the Senegalese team brimming from having reach the WC qfinals on their debut to roast the Nigerians on home soil, but people like bullish Ekene Ezenwa (then of Enyimba) and Oge Ileagu (then of Enugu rangers) flipped the script positively in our favor.
      But bye and large, let these boys just go and have fun a give the best they can on the pitch….that is why its a friendly in the first place.

  • GLORY 3 years ago

    Never be so finite about anything Nigeria. You might just be in for a shocker. This chance is the home based to take.

  • So no more John Noble?

    Also Shaibu Suleman (Nigeria U17 2019) from Prince Kazeem Eletu ACADEMY makes a quiet entry to the squad. An academy player where there are league players available. Paul Aigbogun well done oh!!!

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Academy goalkeeper in the SE where there are the likes of seasoned goalkeepers and campaigners like Obiazor, Afelokhai, Kayode, Ojo, Abubakar, Olufemi, Paul Danjuma, Iwu, Enaholo etc. Abi playing at the level of NPFL is now also a thing of luck and not down to ability (the way playing in Europe is down to luck and not down to ability) again…?

      The likes of he 2 top scorers in the league are missing, Nyima Nwagwa of Pillars, Chukuwuka Onuwa, Orok, Godwin Aguda, Tosin Omoyele, Oladapo overlooked…?

      Local coaches never take over from Rohr we don begin see abracadrabricism o.

      • JimmyBall 3 years ago

        This was why asked yesterday if the list drawn up are truly the best we have… You begin to now understand! After you attack me finish because of Lobi Stars FC, you go still bicycle to my sport… Lol. I said Paul Aigbogun is suppose to be on Interpol Wanted List since 2019.

        • Coachie 3 years ago

          The very reason a lot of folks here have said it over and over again that even if Gernot Rorh sees out his contract or sacked today, it is still a NO NO to employ a Nigerian Coach. That bias and corruption no fit comot our coaches body.

        • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

          Mr…..you were only concerned about Lobi stars albeit selfishly, not about anybody else. MFM and Dakkada too were above Abia and Kastina…the same case you built for your lobi stars, but you never gave a hoot. You never cared about the quality of the invitees so far a lobi stars player was not amongst them. The moment a lobi stars player was invited everything became perfect in thine eyes. The last piece of the puzzle was found and the painting became a mona lisa to you. We asked you all day to give us the name of the Lobi star player that should have been invited, you were giving us players you last saw in the U17 WC 6 years ago. Just any name wearing a lobi badge would appease you.

          Just like @Big D, Ive just raised salient issues here, an academy goalkeeper invited to the SE camp and EVEN MENTIONED NAME….names of people I have watched and seen this season who ordinarily shouldnt be overlook for a homebased sqaud. I spoke from an informed point of view, you spoke abstractively from a sentimental and sectional point of view as an “affiliate” of Lobi stars with zero information on the performance of individuals in the team over the course of this season. They are 2 widely different things…..they are as far apart as the heavens are from the earth.

          There is huge difference between distinctive interest and parochial interests….and…they are eons dissimilar. Temper your elation with some dour Mr. Dont get too excited. If Aigbogun had selected 2 or 3 lobi stars players ab inito we wouldnt have heard pim form you.

          • JimmyBall 3 years ago

            You are right… I am concerned about Lobi Stars because I know they are a quality side and have remained perrenial competitive side in the NPFL and occupy in a vintage 7th position… Dakadda and MFM are below Lobi Stars and one naturally should make a case for Lobi Stars before them… I have seen John Lazarus and Udochokwu Anumudu enough to know that once they are fit, and have been active for the last six years… with what they showed to the world when only teenagers… they would have strongly and maturely grown their game at this moment even far from what it used to be… but it could be they may not at this point be the best in their positions in the league… but I will pick them whose true age interval we can guess right than any old cargo from another club claiming 23yrs while truly being above 30years… Don’t you think so?

  • Dear BigD,

    I think Anayo Iwuala, John Noble and Ekundayo Ojo missed the training due to Enyimba’s outstanding match against Abia Warriors in Okigwe on Wednesday.

    I stand to be corrected though!

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    … People who drew up a list were relying mostly on information from other coaches who they know… not case where they even see those players recommended themselves… my first question when the list came out was whether it had merit as the sole criterion? Even the coaches… Eguaveon and Aigbogun are beginning to receive backlash from leaving out real and obviously far deserving players out of the list… as usual… Nigeria and abracadabra!

  • Lord AMO 3 years ago

    I think I understand why CSN keeps saying the game is on July 4. It is july 3 @ 7:30 pm los angles time. By then it will be july 4 naija time. I offer apologies for my previous criticism in regards to misinformation about the game.

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