Nigeria will train in Germany ahead of a return leg World Cup clash against Kenya with warm-up games against Mexico and Jamaica confirmed.
The Eagles are away to Kenya on June 5 in a crunch World Cup qualifier after the Harambee Stars snatched a draw in Calabar at the weekend. They also face hosts Namibia a week later in continuation of the qualifying series.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have now concluded plans for the African champions to set up a training camp in Germany ahead of a hectic month of June, when they are also to feature at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
According to Eagles spokesman Ben Alaiya, the team regroup at the adidas camp site in Germany in the middle of May to prepare for two crucial 2014 World Cup qualifiers and the friendlies against Mexico and Jamaica.
“We are leaving no stone unturned (ahead of World Cup qualifiers) and so we will return to camp in the middle of May at adidas camp site in Germany. It is from there we will go to play Kenya and Namibia. We have two friendly matches lined up for that period against Mexico and Jamaica,” Alaiya disclosed.
Eagles must win their next two World Cup qualifiers away to Kenya and Namibia to stay in contention for a place in the final round of the qualifying tournament for Brazil 2014 after they laboured to a 1-1 draw with Kenya at home.
They remain top of Group F on five points from three matches, but Malawi are also on five points, while Nambia have three points. Kenya remain bottom of the standings on two points.
Meanwhile, coach Stephen Keshi has travelled to USA to be with his family.
“’Big Boss’ has left for the US to see his family. It has been a while he left them. He needs to rest a bit and see his family,” Alaiya said.