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U-23 Eagles get July 2 friendly date with Mexico




The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday confirmed there will be a friendly match between its Olympic team and the U23 national team of Mexico in Mexico on July 2.

NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport said the match will take place at the Aguascalientes Stadium, home ground of newly promoted top tier club, Necaxa FC.

The match is scheduled to start at 8.30pm Mexican time.

The NFF announced that after the friendly, the Nigeria U23 squad will continue its training camp in the United States of America and will play Charleston Battery FC in Atlanta on Saturday, July 16. A game against the Honduras U23 team is also being consummated for July 27.

1996 champions, Nigeria, will play Sweden, Colombia and Japan in the group stage of the men’s football tournament of this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil.

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