Super Eagles to play Mexico in friendly match in May

Super Eagles of Nigeria

The reigning African champions will also take on Kenya’s Harambee Stars in June.

The African champions, Nigeria, will clash with the champions of North and Central America, Mexico, in a high-profile international friendly match in the U.S. on May 31.

This was announced by the Nigerian Football Federation on Wednesday.

“The Nigeria Football Federation and its match agent, Eurodata Sport Marketing Sportivo e Culturale, are pleased to announce that the Super Eagles will play against Mexico’s senior team in a friendly match at the Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas on Friday, May 31, starting from 9pm Texas time,” NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu, said.

“We are pleased that the reigning African champions will have such high-quality final preparation for the important games that we have in the month of June,” he said.

The Nigerian Super Eagles, who currently top their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying group, will take on Kenya’s Harambee Stars in Nairobi on June 8 before travelling to Brazil for the FIFA Confederations Cup.

The match in Texas will be the third of a five-match American tour for the Mexicans, who also face daunting dates in CONCACAF’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying race in June.

The last time both countries met was for a friendly inside the Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico in October 2007.

That match ended 2-2.


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