Top officials of the Super Eagles led by Daniel Amokachi and some of the invited home-based players like Ejike Uzoenyi will depart the shores of the country aboard Delta airline on Sunday for the March 5 international friendly match against Mexico in the United States
Both teams are using the match to prepare for the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup hostilities in Brazil where the Super Eagles will confront Iran, Bosnia-Hergozina and Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina.
Blueprint Sport authoritatively gathered that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has secured the necessary entry visas for the players and officials of the team.Players like Azubuike Egwuekwe, Ejike Uzoenyi, Kunle Odunlami, Abdullahi Shehu, among others will all leave the nation’s shores on Sunday for the game.
“All the players and officials expected to depart from Nigeria for the game have got their American visas,” the team media officer, Ben Alaiya, said. He also allayed fear over the availability of hot-shot Imoh Ezekiel for the crucial encounter to assess some players.
Fear has been expressed over Ezekiel interest in donning the national colours following reported strong interest in the youngster by the Belgium authority to cap him.
Alaiya said the goal poacher was the first invited player to be granted the American entry visa document for the March 5 clash against the North Americans.
“Imoh Ezekiel has been confirmed for the friendly against Mexico thereby resting speculations over his availability for the game.
“In fact, he was the first player to be issued with the American visa for the game.
“Ezekiel is quite ready and eager to feature for the Super Eagles against the Mexicans. He’ll be there for the game and this is authoritative,” he assured.
Both countries are using the high-profile game as part of their build-up for their participation at the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil.