Eagles battle ready for Peru

Reports from Lima in Peru indicates that the Super Eagles are fast settling down despite the stress the team went through to get to the South American country for an international friendly that will come up 8pm local time and 2am Nigerian time on Thursday.

According to Ben Alaiya, the Super Eagles media officer, all the 22 players invited for the game including the five foreign based stars have settled at the Sheraton Hotel. He said the team will have only one training session before the game against Peru.

Mr. Alaiya said that the head coach, Stephen Keshi, and his captain, Chigozie Agbim, are happy with the weather in Peru. He described it as “good for football”. However, expectations are that the weather may go further down to 16 degrees during match time, but the national team’s technical crew said that there are ready for all that the weather here may throw at the team.

So far Peruvians have been quite receptive to the Nigerian side. They still have fond memories of Nigerian stars like Late Rashidi Yekini, Jay Jay Okocha, and Dan Amokachi and the head coach- Stephen Keshi, who remain household names in Lima.

The Peruvians however, boast that their team will take the Nigerian stars to the cleaners. They consider the absence of Nwankwo Kanu, Obafemi Martins and Vincent Enyeama a down side for the team.

Security around the Nigerian side is very tight and players have been quite obedient to camp rules as dished out by Big Boss Stephen Keshi. 

Peru’s biggest star is Jefferson Farfan; he is Chinedu Obasi’s team mate at Schalke FC in Germany. Many of the fans in Peru believe he would wreck Nigeria if he plays, but information obtained from the camp of the home side did not suggest that Farfan will be in action on Wednesday, except he is their joker.

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