3rd Match: Nigeria vs South Africa
Date: Sunday, 19th January 2014
Venue: cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Kick Off: 17:00 GMT
Streaming Info: SuperSport
Nigeria 2014 Season’s Preview
Nigeria would start their 2014 Season with CHAN 2014 campaign by playing 1st match on the opening day of African Nations Championship 2014 against Mali. Eagles have passed two hours of training as part of their preparations two days ahead of the start of CHAN 2014.
Nigeria would start their 2014 campaign by playing opening contest against Mali. Nigeria have been in the Group A of African Nations Championship 2014 where it would have clashes with Mozambique, South Africa other than the opening game with Mali. Nigeria would be hot favorite for the event.
Nigeria upcoming Football Matches Schedule:
Nigeria Football Fixtures Schedule & Time Table 2014
|Date||Competition||Match||Time (All Times in GMT)||TV Live Streaming|
|11-Jan-14||African Nations Championship||Nigeria vs Mali||19:00||Supersport|
|15-Jan-14||African Nations Championship||Nigeria vs Mozambique||18:00||Supersport|
|19-Jan-14||African Nations Championship||Nigeria vs South Africa||17:00||Supersport|
|17-Jun-14||FIFA World Cup 2014||Nigeria vs Iran||19:00||Supersport|
|22-Jun-14||FIFA World Cup 2014||Nigeria vs Bosnia Herzegovina||22:00||Supersport|
|25-Jun-14||FIFA World Cup 2014||Nigeria vs Argentina||16:00||Supersport|
Before this Nigeria have played a warm up game against Ethiopia in a friendly clash. Nigeria have also announced their squad that would participate in 3rd Orange African Nations Championship 2014 and FIFA World Cup 2014.
Nigerian Football Federation’s General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu said that Nigeria have good time for their important clashes this season and they are confident about team’s performance in Year 2014.
Nigeria Midfielder Mba would not be available for Nigerians as he signed an agreement with France Club CA Bastia to play in Ligue 2. However, Nigeria’s Skipper and goal keeper Chigozie Agbim, Midfielder Joshua Obaje, forward Gbolahan Salami would be part of 23-men squad announced for CHAN 2014. FIFA U17 World cup 2013 winner Dele Alampasu would also join the team so early of his age.
So a mixture of three goal keepers, six mid-fielders, eight defenders and six forwarders have been picked up for the CHAN 2014 clashes that would also play as a test team for FIFA World Cup 2014 to be played in Brazil this summer.
Among the goal keepers there is a name, Alampasu who was selected as a best goalkeeper in U17 World Cup 2013 in UAE.
Full Team Squad:
Goal Keepers: Daniel Akpeyi, Chigozie Agbim, Dele Alampasu
Defenders: Francis Benjamin, Erhun Obanor, Bright Esieme, Umar Zango, Ikechukwu Gabriel, Kunle Odunlami, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Solomon Kwambe
Midfielders: Joshua Obaje, Abdullahi Shehu, Ikenna Hilary, Christian Pyagbara, Rabiu Ali, Ugonna Uzochukwu
Forwards: Ifeanyi Ede, Christian Obiozor, Aliyu Ibrahim, Barnabas Imenger, Gbolahan Salami, Ejike Uzoenyi