The Super Eagles delegation from Nigeria for Wednesday’s World Cup warm-up against Mexico departed Lagos for Atlanta, USA, on Saturday night.
Team media officer Ben Alaiya says the Nigeria Football Federation President, Aminu Maigari, heads the delegation while chairman of the National Sports Council (NSC) and sports minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi is expected to grace the event slated for the Atlanta Georgia Dome.
Head coach Stephen Keshi is already in the State awaiting the team and his assistant Daniel Amokachi, who was part of the delegation that left the country.
Amokachi, Haondounu Valere and Ike Shorunmu, the goalkeepers’ trainer. Team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran, Physiotherapist, Wale Oladejo, Psychologist, Dr Robinson Okosun, Chidi Ngoka, who is the Equipment Manager, ACP Abubakar Baba, the Chief Security Officer, NFF Protocol man, Emmanuel Ayanbunmi and Media Officer Ben Alaiya are among the team officials that left for Atlanta.
Four players are on the trip to the US, with CHAN2014 Man Of The Tournament, Ejike Uzoenyi, leading the likes of defence ace Azubuike Egwuekwe, Ebenezer Odunlami and midfielder, Shehu Abdullahi for the grade A friendly.
Meanwhile, team administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, has expressed delights with Kenneth Omeruo’s progress at Championship club, Middlesbrough.
Omeruo was named the Man of the Match in the weekend’s game against Sheffield United, which his side lost 1-0. “We are simply delighted at the performance of Kenneth and the coach is glad that he has started to do those things that he is noted for”, team administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor said on his way to the US.
Achor, departed Nigeria on Saturday and by Sunday evening he was on the same flight with Chelsea midfield star, John Mikel Obi to the United States for the friendly.
“I’m on the same flight to the US with Mikel and Victor Moses is expected on Monday like all other players, because the coach has said he wants all his players in by Monday”, he said.