Nigeria vs Mexico friendly: Eguavoen to tinker Super Eagles against CONCACAF Cup holders


Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Austin Eguavoen, will step in as Super Eagles Team B gaffer when Nigeria confront Mexico on July 3 in the USA.

The former U-23 handler has been mandated by the NFF chiefs to take charge of the training of the 25 NPFL stars that are called to camp in Abuja, in view of the fact that Joseph Yobo is unavoidably absent due to other pressings engagement.

The players will resume full training on Wednesday at the FIFA Goal Project.

Top on the list is Super Eagles’ goalkeepers John Noble and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, as well as forward Anayo Iwuala  invited to camp for next month’s international friendly match between Nigeria and Mexico at the famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the State of California, United States of America

Eguavoen is expected to bring his wealth of experience to bear on the team and get a respectable results against the Mexicans ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers starting in few weeks time.

The full list: Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); John Noble (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Olisa Ndah (Akwa United); Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors);

Tope Olusesi (Rangers International); Ifeanyi Anaemena (Rivers

United); Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United); Enyinnaya Kazie (Rivers

United); Mohammed Zirkiflu (Plateau United); Imoh Ubot (Enyimba FC);

Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United); Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara


Midfielders: Anthony Shimaga (Rangers International); Seth Mayi (Akwa

United); Uche Nwasonaya (Plateau United); Samuel Nnoshiri (Katsina

United); Ekundayo Ojo (Enyimba FC)

Forwards: Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC); 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)