Super Eagles ready to face off in San Jose

After more than 30 hours of travel from Nigeria, the Super Eagles The delegation is now in Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, where they will face the Costa Rica national team in an international friendly on Thursday.

According to updates provided by the Football Federation of Nigeria through its Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, the delegation led by NFF Executive Committee member Sunday Dele-Ajayi is staying at the Real Intercontinental Hotel. from San Jose.

The Eagles had their first pre-match training session which is part of the major activities to send Los Ticos to the FIFA World Cup final in Qatar.

The match, scheduled for the National Stadium in San Jose, kicks off at 8 p.m. Costa Rican time on Wednesday, November 9 (3 a.m. November 10 in Nigeria).

The 18 players, mostly local stars, invited by coach Salisu Yusuf, will test their prowess against the Costa Rican team en route to the World Cup.

For the game, Costa Rica coach Luis Suarez has assembled a squad consisting of Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas and former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell.

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Also on Costa Rica’s roster are Konyaspor defensive pivot Francisco Calvo and Nottingham Forest midfielder Brandon Aguilera.

Costa Rica’s squad for the Nigeria friendly includes three goalkeepers, nine defenders, eleven midfielders and three forwards.

Costa Rica team

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (PSG); Esteban Alvarado (Herediano); Patrick Sequeira (Lugo)


Defenders: Ronald Matarrita (Cincinnati); Daniel Chacon (Colorado Rapids); Keysher Fuller (Herediano); Oscar Duarte (Al Wehda); Juan Pablo Vargas (Millonarios); Kendall Waston (Saprissa); Bryan Oviedo (Real Salt Lake); Carlos Martinez (San Carlos); Francisco Calvo (Konyaspor)

Midfielders: Celso Borges (Alajuelense); Youstin Salas (Saprissa); Roan Wilson (Greece); Douglas Lopez (Herediano); Alvaro Zamora (Saprissa); Gerson Torres (Herediano); Yeltsin Tejeda (Herediano); Bryan Ruiz (Alajuelense); Anthony Hernández (Puntarenas); Brandon Aguilera (Nottingham Forest); Jewison Bennette (Sunderland)

Forwards: Joel Campbell (Leon); Johan Venegas (Alajuelense); Anthony Contreras (Herediano)


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