Super Eagles hit Luxembourg
With their 1-0 victory over Les Aigles of Mali on Friday evening in Rouen, France, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived Luxembourg to take on that country’s senior national team on Tuesday for the second part of their international friendly tour.
The delegation left Rouen, where they played Mali on Sunday and are now at the Alvisse Parc Hotel, an impressive facility located on Route d’Echternach in Luxembourg City.
The team later trained at the Stade Josy Barthel, venue of Tuesday’s clash with the Red Lions.
Camp reports say the team is in great spirit as players and officials look forward to a win against Luxembourg to achieve full success on the road.
The performance of the team against Mali in France has been hailed in many quarters in Nigeria as assuring towards the rebuilding of the team given that the squad was composed with a number of young players.
Remarkably, both the captain, Mikel Obi and his assistant, Ahmed Musa, were excused out of the Mali friendly to enable them former team captain, Joseph Yobo on the occasion of his testimonial match to celebrate his official retirement from international football.
Manchester City Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench and delivered the match winner in just three minutes of entry in a game that featured other youngsters like Alex Iwobi, Shehu Abdullahi and others.