• Flying Eagles Off To Cairo On Two–Match Tour
Home-based Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf explained yesterday why Torino midfielder Joel Obi was picked ahead of Eddy Onazi for the friendly between Poland and Nigeria at the Municipal Stadium in Wrocław.
Yusuf pointed out that Obi making the starting line-up had little or nothing to do with his performance in training, and added that the technical crew chose him because they want to see whether or not he can adapt to Rohr’s system ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
‘’We have some players that we want to see that did not play in the World Cup qualifiers, ‘’ Yusuf told allnigeriasoccer.com just before the players and officials left for the stadium for the game yesterday.
‘’We already know Onazi, he has played so many games for us. We want to see whether Joel Obi can adapt to our system of play.
The 26-year-old Joel Obi last played for the national team in a pre-World Cup friendly against Scotland on May 28, 2014.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s U-20 boys, Flying Eagles, will today fly to Cairo for a two –match tour of Egypt as part of the team’s preparations for the qualifying series of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
Head Coach, Paul Aigbogun will lead the…