NFF plan Ghana, Canada friendly for Super Eagles

The Super Eagles team B failed to shine against Mexico early on Sunday morning, but they will have to brace up for more of such stiff challenges ahead

President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has revealed plans by the body to organise international friendly matches for the Super Eagles team B before the year runs to an end.

Far from being confirmed, Pinnick made it known that negotiations are ongoing between the NFF and Ghana, as well as Cameroon and Canada to see the Super Eagles B take advantage of the FIFA break in October.

The venue for the games appears locked on, though, with Pinnick revealing that an agreement is in place to have the games played at the 73,000 capacity M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the United States.

“This is the launchpad we are providing for you to showcase your talents,” Pinnick told the media.

“This team (Eagles B) is our pride, and we will keep you and monitor you because you are the next big thing in Nigerian football.

“In October, we will be flying the team to Baltimore for friendly games against Ghana possibly, Cameroon and Canada, maybe. We will sort that out in the coming weeks.

“We will tidy up all the documentation. You will be playing at the 73,000 capacity M&T Bank Stadium.”

The Eagles, captained by Enyimba’s Anayo Iwuala and led out by head coach Gernot Rohr, however, succumbed to the superior firepower of Mexico at the Los Angeles Coliseum, California on Sunday, July 4th.

El Tri scored twice in each half to force a 4-0 defeat down the throat of the Nigerian side.

It is Nigeria’s second loss to Mexico with the Eagles yet to get the better of the Concacaf giants across six matches in all competitions. 

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