Super Eagles to Play Mexico in June Friendly – NFF

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Super Eagles to Play Mexico in June Friendly – NFF
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The Super Eagles of Nigeria is set to face Mexico national team in an international friendly on June 3rd in log Angeles, USA, the Nigerian Football Federal confirmed.

This was disclosed by the NFF Director of Media, Demola Olajiire, noting that the match will follow suit after the June 4th friendly against Cameroon in Australia.

The report by the NFF confirmed the earlier announcement by the Mexico Football Federation, FMF, that the country will play against Nigeria as part of its buildup for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.

The Mexican FA in a statement said the match is billed for the Los Angeles Coliseum at 8pm local time and as a demonstration of its seriousness, the Mexican FA has said tickets for the game will go on sale on May 27 and urged the national team’s supporters to travel down to Los Angeles for the match.

It will be the fifth meeting between both sides since 1995. On that occasion at the Confederations Cup in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Daniel Amokachi’s 33rd-minute goal cancelled out Ramon Ramirez’s opener 12 minutes earlier for a 1-1 draw before the Mexicans went on to win on penalties.

Both teams squared off again 12 years later in 2007 in Juarez, Mexico and played out a 2-2 draw, Juan Carlos Cacho and Obafemi Martins each scoring a brace. At the next meeting in 2013, it was another 2-2 draw with Brown Ideye’s goal and a Gerardo Torrado own goal securing a share of the spoils.

The last contest between both countries in 2014 ended in  0-0 stalemate during the preparations for the World in Brazil.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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