Friday, March 8, 2013

NFF announces Super Eagles, Mexico clash

African champions Nigeria will clash with the champions of North and
Central America, Mexico in a high-profile international friendly match
in Houston, Texas, United States of America on May 31.

“The Nigeria Football Federation and its Match Agent, Eurodata Sport
Marketing Sportivo e Culturale, are pleased to announce that the Super
Eagles will play against Mexico’s Senior Team in a friendly match at
the Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas on Friday, May 31, starting from
9pm Texas time,” NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu said on

He added: “We are pleased that the reigning African champions will
have such high-quality final preparation for the important games that
we have in the month of June.”

The Super Eagles, currently top of their 2014 FIFA World Cup
qualifying group, take on Kenya’s Harambee Stars in Nairobi on June 8
before travelling to the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. Then,
another FIFA World Cup qualifying date against Namibia’s Brave
Warriors awaits in Windhoek.

In Brazil, the Eagles play against Tahiti, Uruguay and World and
European champions Spain while the Mexicans clash with host Brazil,
Italy and Japan in Group A.

The match in Texas will be the third of a five-match American tour for
the Mexicans, who also face daunting dates in CONCACAF’s 2014 FIFA
World Cup
qualifying race in June.

The last time both countries met was in a battling friendly inside the
Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico in October 2007 –
it ended 2-2.

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