Barely four months to the 2014 FIFA World slated take place at Brazil, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will today decide which city in the United States the Super Eagles will camp ahead of the global soccer competition.
NFF’s assistant media director, Mr. Ademola Olajire, who disclosed this to Blueprint Sport, said the federation slowed down to enable its agent, conclude necessary arrangements.
According to Olajire: “It’s obvious that the Eagles will camp in the US, but we will announce the city by the end of this week. I am in touch with the agent and he will finalize the arrangements by Friday (today).
On the Eagles’ involvement in an eight-nation invitational tournament in US, the NFF’s spokesman said that the Football House has no major financial involvement, adding that the Major League Soccer (MLS) organisers of the tournament had already communicated them on the senior national team’s participation.
Aside the current African Champions Nigeria, Cote d’ Ivoire as well as one of Nigeria’s World Cup Group F opponents, Bosnia-Herzegovina, are part of the tournament.
Others include current world champions Spain, Greece, Honduras, Bolivia and El Salvador. The tournament is expected to hold between May 27 and June 10.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Super Eagles will next three weeks resume camping ahead of their friendly game scheduled for March 5 with Mexico national team.
Disclosing this in a radio programme monitored in Abuja yesterday, head coach, Stephen Keshi, said he would soon name the squad for the warm-up clash which falls within FIFA window ahead of the World Cup Finals.