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Super Eagles upbeat ahead of clash with Luxembourg

By Alex Monye   |   30 May 2016   |   2:18 am  
A Super Eagles’ star sandwiched by two Malians during their international friendly game in Rouen, France on Friday. Nigeria will meet Luxembourg in another international friendly…tomorrow. PHOTO: THENFF.COM.

A Super Eagles’ star sandwiched by two Malians during their international friendly game in Rouen, France on Friday. Nigeria will meet Luxembourg in another international friendly…tomorrow.<br />PHOTO: THENFF.COM.

Fresh from their 1-0 defeat of Mali in an international friendly in Rouen, France, on Friday, the Super Eagles have arrived in Luxembourg to prepare for their last game in the two-game tour of Europe.

The Super Eagles defeated Mali through a superb strike by second half substitute, Kelechi Iheanacho.

They will meet Luxembourg in another game tomorrow in the European country.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Eagles’ delegation left Rouen yesterday and after a few hours flight, they arrived Luxembourg, where they are lodged at the Alvisse Parc Hotel, an impressive facility located on Route d’Echternach in Luxembourg City.

Friday’s defeat of Mali, according to the NFF, has buoyed the spirit of the players, who are now more confident as they prepare for tomorrow’s encounter with Luxembourg.  The Eagles trained at the Stade Josy Barthel, venue of tomorrow’s clash with the Red Lions.

Meanwhile, the NFF has denied in a local website, which said that the Super Eagles could not exchange jerseys after Friday’s international friendly with Mali because the players do not have enough and only do ‘wash-and-wear’ of jerseys.

Team administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, wondered where such a story emanated from when the Malian players never offered to exchange jerseys with the Super Eagles at the Stade Robert Diochon.

“We have received calls from Nigeria that people are happy about the performance of this young team against Mali. Most people believe that we are on to a good thing with this crop of players but someone is only interested in spewing falsehood to try and embarrass the nation.



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