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Nigeria Vs Mexico: Super Eagles Seek To End 7-Game Winless Run In Friendly Games

Nigeria Vs Mexico: Super Eagles Seek To End 7-Game Winless Run In Friendly Games

The Super Eagles will be desperate to put an end to their seven-game winless run in friendly matches when they file out against Mexico at the Los Angeles Coliseum in the United States of America on Sunday.

Record shows that Nigeria and Mexico will battle each other at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the sixth time in the history of the most-loved game of football.

The Super Eagles are, however, winless in their last five meetings with the North American country with a record of three draws and two defeats.

Their last encounter, meanwhile, was an international friendly in Atlanta back in March 2014 and it ended in a goalless draw at the Georgia Dome.

The Super Eagles are also currently suffering the hugely disappointing record of a winless run in their last seven international friendly outings.

Their last win in a friendly match was in March 2019 when Paul Onuachu scored the only goal that gave them a 1-0 victory over Egypt in the first minute.

That is a whopping two years and four months as the record includes five draws and two losses against Algeria last October (1-0) and Cameroon last month (1-0).

On the other hand, El Tri of Mexico have a massive ambition as they are aiming to end their preparation for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup with a win on Sunday morning.

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The defending North American champions started their 2021 MexTour Series on May 30 with a 2-1 win over Iceland followed by a goalless draw with Honduras and a 3-0 thrashing of Panama in Nashville on Thursday morning.

They will be looking to clinch their 12th Concacaf Gold Cup title when the tournament begins on July 10.

Mexico can count on Real Betis’ Diego Lainez and Napoli’s Hirving Lozano as both players have either scored or assisted a goal in the country’s last six games.

The two wingers are key players in Gerardo Martino’s squad and they boast of 17 goals combined for the Mexico national team.

Nigeria have a difficult task on their hands, though, as the West African nation only turned to their home-based players to prosecute the encounter.

The 22 players that travelled to Los Angeles were drawn from the Nigerian Professional Football League because of the unavailability of the forign-based stars who are preparing for pre-season with their clubs.

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  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    If you believe say Amen…… LMAO

  • Oga leave Naija and their Wahala. Amen Sha

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Everyone loves their country but when it’s not working you can’t fake it. Me I love Naija to the bone but when they’re not making you proud I no fit dey smile na, unto say we don experience victory before except for some men wey dey content with the fails.

  • Zoo 2 Mexico 1

  • PRINCE CHIKA 3 years ago

    Sometimes I see people saying include home based players in the main team, when the narrative should be improve the league. The more we call for home based players inclusion, we absolve the management of poor work. We practically tell them that the league is good and ready. It’s the reason why they want Rohr to invite he based players by force. So, when we say the league is bad, they can point to two or three players from the league in the super eagles. That cripples any argument of a bad league.

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @PRINCE CHIKA… Please, what are you doing in your own little capacity to improve the league? Do you go to stadium to pay and watch league games… or you just pay DSTV, GoTV and viewing centres to watch only Euro Leagues? Be honest and answer me… You, I and all else have our own little contribution(s) towards improving the NPFL…

      • PRINCE CHIKA 3 years ago

        JimmyBall i may not be going to the stadia to watch npfl matches but that has little or nothing to do with the development of our local league….the fact is and still remains that our league is extremely too poor to be viewed and u know that ….u only spend ur money and time to something that entertains u not something that is worthless with no output each yr
        Even if you say u wanna be watching on tv just as we watch other leagues, my dear which tv station is handling the airing of our local league matches
        So stop this blame game you wanna play now and tell ur self the truth
        Our league is dead and buried simple

  • You want to beat Mexican half full squad with some npfl players. These are not super eagles.

    Just hope they don’t thrash this ppl merciless

  • Collins id 3 years ago

    Going to pay and watch a match will not improve anything. The management should creat certain standerd for every participating clubs and anyclub which fails to meet up should be ruled out, even if it takes only 4 teams to be in the league no problem, i will make them play each other ten times to get a winner.

    The standered should start from the pitchs, the clubs should be given compulsary standard of pitchs and stadiums they must present before they can take part in the leag, they must also have certain amount of money in their account. All professional npfl players must recieve the minimum amount of 100 thousand monthly, and bank payslips of every season will be used to verify these compulsery payments from clubs to players.
    Lastly every npfl team must have a youthteam from u20 to u17 and these agegrades will also have their leagues going on as the npfl is going on too. Nigerian coaches can easily scout youth players from these youth leagues without going through hell to gather talents from primary school.

    These are the first step to go in managing a good league, its not about money its about rules and those rules will force the money into the club, we know how greedy most clubs owner can be, if they cant meet up to the rules they should back out, nor be by force

    • GLORY 3 years ago

      God bless@ Collins Id. Always making good sense in your comments.

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @Collins id… What you have suggested about teams having U-17 and U-21 is good but the reality is the question of : where will the funds for such projects and structures come from? Funding is the major challenge in our league…

    • Kenneth 3 years ago

      So if you decide to stay home and watch league matches, how is that helping the club. Money to improve the team is wasted on Dstv and other cable companies. If the funds are not there how do expect them to have group age teams. Has the LMC done there research on how to improve the league. absolutely not. They need to do a case study of other leagues that they able to sustain themselves. Just like jimmy said, lack of funds is what is killing the league. Maybe you can help us with out to source for funds

  • PRINCE CHIKA 3 years ago


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  • Charles 3 years ago

    This are all point less arguement unless the country gets better noting is going to work in Nigeria

  • I have carefully gone through your comments, I can’t say more but let me add this, we are not getting it right. Take a look at England, no player from England wants to leave England even if he hails from there. Italy, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain etc. Why are footballers trooping to those league? Because the government and the club owners did the right thing. How many foreign players do we have in nija league? Even people from ordinary Cameron don’t want to play in nija league. Even nija league payers are running away because they know that the league is not attractive and compentative. Is that the kind of league you expect someone to waste his time, money etc to watch? We have about 20 clubs in npfl right now, can you mention any of them that sign a player from England, France, Germany, Italy etc last season? Even Egypt in our backyard? My fellow football fans, nija league has never been attractive. They only use it to make money simple.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    Would head to the Stadium in few hours, I tried not to go but I can’t help it. I would go there to show my support. Hopefully I won’t regret my action.

    • pompei 3 years ago

      Don’t forget your BP meds. You will need them. Lol, just joking. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for our boys. I’ve not met a Nigerian who sees opportunity and allows it to pass him or her by. I believe this desire for a better life will propel these boys forward. Let’s see how it goes.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    Lol @Pompei I won’t forget my meds going there with my brother and my daughter so I won’t be alone. Still drinking at the downtown wouid be there in 40 minutes

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