Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Football fans and journalist mob Super Eagles team at Houston Airport.

The Super Eagles on arrival at the airport in Houston

The Super Eagles of Nigeria received very warm welcome in the US as journalists and fans mobbed them at the Houston Airport on Tuesday. The team later held a work out session in the evening ahead of Friday’s international friendly against Mexico.

The team arrived Houston Airport at about 2.40pm local time (8.40pm West African Time) for the international friendly match against the national team of Mexico scheduled for 31st of May, 2013.
After airport formalities the team later settled in at the Westin Galleria Hotel in West Alabama, Houston at 4.20 pm local time, had lunch and trained at 7.30pm (1.30am WAT).

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi at a brief press conference stated that  Friday's friendly against Mexico will give him the chance to run the rule over some new players ahead of key World Cup qualifying games against Kenya and Namibia in June.
The African champions will play the Mexicans in Houston, and Keshi said on arrival his team will give a good account.
"We are here to give a good account of ourselves as a team and also as the champion team of Africa.
“Definitely, we want to take a look at a couple of new players and see what they have to offer. But we take this match serious as it will prepare us for crucial encounters in the next few weeks,” Keshi told the media at the Houston International Airport.
They are indeed looking forward to the friendly: Coach Stephen Keshi said "All is well with the team and we are looking forward to a great game against Mexico on Friday.

Nigeria play Kenya and Namibia away in crucial 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches on June 5 and June 12 respectively, before flying into Brazil through South Africa.

Chelsea winger Victor Moses has pulled out of all these games due to injuries and his club recently announced he will only be fit again by July 6th after undergoing treatment.  The Chelsea starlet has since expressed his dissatisfaction with the new development,  on his Tweeter page Moses wrote Wednesday-
@VictorMoses: “Devastated not to be able to represent my country this summer bt have to respect medical advice on injury. I'll be supporting though #nigeria." 

 Well, now, both Mikel and Moses have been ruled out for the friendly, but, Mikel Obi will later join the team for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.