Daily Trust (Abuja)

21 December 2012

Nigeria: Catalonia Friendly Good for Eagles, Says Bosso

Lagos — Former Flying Eagles Coach, Ladan Bosso has described the international friendly match between the Super Eagles and a selected side of Catalonia national team as a good tune up game for Stephen Keshi and his team ahead of the Africa Cup of Nation in South Africa next month.

The Eagles are scheduled to play Catalonia in a friendly on January 2 to prepare the team for the Nations Cup. Bosso said that while the match will serve as a training avenue for the Eagles, it will help the players perfect their strategies when the Nations Cup will be few days to its kick off.

The coach of Wikki Tourist Football Club is of the opinion that the Catalonia match is a quality match going by the stars that the selected team from Spain will parade, hence the need for Keshi to the match with some of his best legs.

Meanwhile, Team Manager of Wusu Football Academy of Idiroko, Ogun State and Benin Republic told Daily Trust at the National Stadium, Surulere, that Coach Keshi should prosecute the friendly match against Catalonia with the players he has in mind to take to South Africa 2013 Nations Cup.

"The match is a good opportunity for Keshi to see his players in action and I believe it will be good for him to use most of the Nations Cup bound players in the match.

"I will not want only the home-based players to play the match as being suggested by Nigeria Football Federation, NFF", said Coach Oyebande

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