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The delegation of Nigeria’s Senior Men National Team has arrived in Los Angeles, the United States of America for Saturday’s worldwide pleasant match happening on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, popularly known as LA Coliseum.

The match Organisers predict a great turn-out on the 77,500- capability match venue at Saturday’s match, which might make it essentially the most attended recreation globally for the reason that restrictions that adopted the coronavirus pandemic which broke out final 12 months.

Team Nigeria is made up of twenty-two gamers and plenty of officers, together with the Nigeria Football Federation General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi. President of the NFF and FIFA Council Member, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who honoured an invitation by the Government of the State of Maryland in Baltimore on Wednesday, will meet up with the contingent in Los Angeles on Friday.

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As a results of harm to goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, the NFF needed to fast-track National Exempt papers for Tottenham Hotspur of England U-23 goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi. He is predicted on the crew lodge on Friday to beef up the goalkeeping division that has solely Enyimba FC’s John Noble and Lobi Stars’ Stanley Nwabali.

NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport has now confirmed that the match will kick off at 8pm LA time on Saturday (4am in Nigeria on Sunday). It would be the sixth confrontation between the
senior groups of each nations, 4 of which have led to attracts. The solely win within the collection has gone to Mexico who a US Gold Cup encounter in Dallas (State of Texas) 2-1 on twenty fourth June 1995.

Close-fought confrontations embrace a 1-1 draw on the FIFA Intercontinental Tournament for the King Fahd Cup (now FIFA Confederations Cup) in Saudi Arabia on thirteenth January 1995 (Mexico prevailed 5-4 on penalties within the quarter last match), and 0-0 attracts in pleasant matches in Houston and Atlanta the earlier decade. A pleasant recreation in Mexico additionally ended 2-2.

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Goalkeepers: Stanley Nwabili (Lobi Stars); John Noble (Enyimba FC)

Defenders: Olisa Ndah (Akwa United); Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors); Tope Olusesi (Rangers International); Enyinnaya Kazie (Rivers United); Imoh Obot (Enyimba FC); Tebo Franklin Degaulle (Nasarawa United); Lawal Oriyomi Murtala (Kwara United)

Midfielders: Anthony Shimaga (Rangers International); Seth Mayi (Akwa United); Uche Onwuasonaya (Plateau United); Ibrahim Olawoyin (Rangers International); Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba FC)

Forwards: Stephen Jude (Kwara United); Charles Atshimene (Akwa United); Chinonso Ezekwe (Rangers International); Auwalu Ali Malam (Kano Pillars); Neurot Emmanuel (Plateau United); Abdulmutalif Sanusi (Katsina United); Mohammed Zulkifilu (Plateau United); Sunday Adetunji (Rivers United).

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