Nigeria VS Mexico LIVE Football Match Score July 4/7/2021
Goal brings you everything you need to know about the Super Eagles’ international friendly against Gerardo Martino’s El Tri Nigeria take on Mexico in a friendly encounter organised to expose players from the Nigeria Professional Football League. Both teams will be meeting for the sixth time ever with four of their previous encounters ending on a no winner, no vanquished note. The only win in the series belongs to El Tri, who defeated Nigeria 2-1 in a US Gold Cup fixture in Texas.
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) would literally be on trial when a full complement of players drawn from the domestic league face-off against the CONCACAF Gold Cup holders Mexico in an international friendly match on 3 July 2021.
Pitched for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the State of California, United States of America, the tie is part of the Mexican’s MexTour Series even as the West Africans run the rule on their home-based Super Eagles ahead of qualifiers for the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN).
“Our training sessions had been good, the coaches have been pushing us enough because the task ahead is a big one,” Abia Warriors’ centre-back Adekunle Adeleke said on the eve of the team’s departure to the US. “We already know what we are going to face and we are hopeful of coming out with a great performance.”
The national team players’ have not been paid bonuses and allowances in full, while goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu is demanding over 17 months in salary. A top official with direct knowledge of the situation at the NFF confirmed to the BBC that the football authority is desperate to fulfil its financial obligations to the national team players and coaching staff. “The financial problems during this pandemic has affected our sponsors hence their inability to pay,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“Most importantly the NFF has commenced an intervention to pay the coaches directly before the friendly matches. “Sadly, we are also waiting for fund from the government to enable us pay the outstanding allowances and bonuses the players are expecting. “It’s unacceptable for people to be owed and embarrassing to owe them as a body.”