Keshi, home-based Eagles depart for London May 25

Friday 23 May 2014

/ by Colin Udoh

The Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, and members of his technical crew are scheduled to depart the country on Sunday for London ahead of  Eagles’ international friendly with Scotland.

Ademola Olajire, the Assistant Director, Communications, Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said that the team would depart aboard British Airways.

The match scheduled to take place on May 28 at Craven Cottage, London, is one of the tune-up matches lined up for the Eagles’ preparation for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

“The team will depart from Abuja aboard British Airways in the morning of Sunday, May 25.
“They will get to London in the evening and will stay at the Hilton Cobham Hotel.

“The match is on May 28, in the evening, at the Craven Cottage ground of Fulham Football Club,’’ Olajire said.
According to Olajire, the five home-based players in the team are expected to depart with the technical crew, while the foreign-based players will link up with the team in London.

The home-based players include goalkeepers Chigozie Agbim and Daniel Akpeyi , defenders Azubuike Egwuekwe and Kunle Odunlami as well as winger, Ejike Uzoenyi.

The NFA spokesperson also said that the team would depart London on May 29 for Philadelphia, U.S., in preparation for another tune-up match with Greece on June 3.

He further said that the team would depart Philadelphia for Florida, U.S., for the tune-up match with the national team of the U.S. on June 7 at Jacksonville.

Olajire also said that the team would finally depart the U.S. on June 10 for Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the World Cup where they will base for their group games.

He said that all logistics and financial arrangements had been made for the comfort of the team both in the U.S. and in Brazil.

“Everything concerning the team’s movement and stay both in the U.S. and Brazil have been sorted out,” he said.  (NAN)

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