Eagles/Mexico friendly: Eguaveon drops 2 players

Two Super Eagles players have been dropped from the 25-man list invited for the international friendly against Mexico, Super Eagles Media Officer, Femi Raji, has said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had invited 25 home-based Super Eagles players to camp ahead of the game scheduled for July 3.

Raji told NAN that the players dropped were Christopher Nwaeze of Kwara United FC and Ifeanyi Anaemena of Rivers United.

Raji said the team had intensified preparations for the encounter and was at the U.S. Embassy on Friday to keep a visa appointment for the trip.

“We had a visa appointment today (Friday) at the U.S. Embassy, because of that, we didn’t train this morning.

“We will be training this evening at the Aguiyi Ironsi Barracks.

“For now, two players Christopher Nwaeze and Ifeanyi Anaemena have been dropped.

“Not everybody will make the final list, and the only reason a coach can drop a player could be that he didn’t meet up with standard.

“In fact, they were not dropped for injuries, not indiscipline, obviously it’s what the coach wants going by his strategy,” Raji said.

The Super Eagles are expected to depart for U.S. on June 30 for the encounter.

It would be recalled that NFF Technical Director, Austin Eguavoen was mandated by the football house to take charge of the game instead of Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr.