NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu on Monday praised the two embassies for their usual co-operation: “The American and German Embassies have always been very understanding and we salute them for this.
“The Super Eagles have received their entry visas into Germany for the training camp, and have also been issued entry visas into the United States for the prestigious friendly with Mexico at the end of this month.”
The delegation of home-based professionals and officials will depart Nigeria on the night of 16th May for two weeks of training in Nuremberg, Germany, and will fly into Texas, USA on 29th May for the friendly against CONCACAF champions Mexico at the Reliant Stadium, Houston on 31st May.
After the match, the team will return to Germany on 1st June, and fly out to Nairobi in the early hours of 4th June, to arrive in the morning of same day and train ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifier the following day at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.
On Friday, June 7, the team will fly out of Nairobi to Windhoek, where another 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier is set for June 12. The day after the match, the delegation will connect Johannesburg from Windhoek, and fly to Sao Paulo in Brazil for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Also, players and officials of the U-20 national team, the Flying Eagles will leave for a training camp in Germany on Saturday, 11th May. The team will be there until 27th May when it flies out to France for the Toulon Invitational Youth Tournament. After the tournament on 8th June, the Flying Eagles will return to the camp in Germany, and be there until 17th June, when they are due to fly to Turkey for the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals.