Eagles play Angola in Abuja

Nigeria will play Angola in Abuja

Posted: 9 January 2012 Time: 09:02 pm

The international friendly football match between the Senior Men’s Team of Nigeria, known as Super Eagles, and the Senior Men’s Team of Angola, known as Palancas Negras, will now take place at the National Stadium, Abuja on Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed.  

NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu said on Monday that the Angolan contingent is now expected to land at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard a chartered flight, at noon on Tuesday, January 10.   “We have concluded all arrangements to host the match in Abuja. Everything is set. The Super Eagles have intensified their training programme and have promised to do the nation proud in the match,” said Amadu.   Wednesday’s game will be the third international friendly that new Coach Stephen Keshi will take charge of, following a 0-0 draw with Botswana’s Zebras in Benin City on November 12 and 2-0 defeat of Zambia’s Chipolopolo in Kaduna on November 15 last year.   Presently, the Eagles’ camp brims with 25 highly-motivated and focused players whose commitment to the cause has been hailed by Coach Keshi and the Nigeria Football Federation.   Since starting his residential training programme for the home boys in Abuja in December 2011, Coach Keshi’s team has played a range of kick-abouts with some local clubs and on Wednesday, defeated Premier League side, Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi 3-1 at the mainbowl of the National Stadium, Abuja.   Amadu said in Abuja on Monday: “It is important that at this time, we should make concerted efforts to employ the acknowledged power of football to unite all Nigerians.   “The result of Wednesday’s match is not what is important; what is important is using this match to evoke patriotic fervour in our people, while the home boys will get opportunity to showcase their abilities with a view to being picked for the 2013 African Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda next month.” 

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

ikechukwu
posted: 10:07 pm
GOD please keep this BOKO HARAM away from d stadium.KESHI,try n invite those players that wants to formely play for sudan.Right now they have been dropped.Especially kelechi osunwa
Amata Plus
posted: 10:15 pm
I wonder why the Angolans are hell bent on playing SE. What do they stand to gain from being used by the government of Nigeria as tool to show their disdain for Nigerians?

Nigerians must remain stedfast and not be distracted by a mere friendly match.

Aluta continua, victoria ascerta!
Amata Plus
posted: 10:19 pm
I wonder why the Angolans are hell bent on playing SE. What do they stand to gain from being used by the government of Nigeria as tool to show their disdain for Nigerians?

Nigerians must remain stedfast and not be distracted by a mere friendly match.

Aluta continua, victoria ascerta!
THUNDER
posted: 08:52 am
THIS MATCH MUST NOT TAKE PLACE,,,If it will,then BADLUCK JONATHAN and his ministers should alone go and watch it.We have serious pressing issues right now that are more important than this stupid friendlies the government want to use to deceive us,,,nonsense leaders
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 am
NFF courent in nigarian
Amos 9ja
posted: 02:58 pm
WHAT IS THE TIME FOR THE MATCH ?AND THE LIST OF THE SQUAD GOING TO PLAY SECOND TEAM OF ANGOLA .
Game147
posted: 04:25 pm
I hope players from Eastern Origin will wear anti-missile defensive shield ! And let's pray that those first class imps from North won't excessive their obnoxiousness .
Anonymous
posted: 11:48 am
i luv d spirit in keshia an his boy,an i knw dt we shall achieve gud result in the friendly match.
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