Incoming Technical Director of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Shuaibu Amodu, has said that the Super Eagles friendly with the El Tri of Mexico would not stress the team rather it will serve as a rehearsal and boost for the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and Namibia.
The Eagles drew 2-2 with their Mexican counterparts in the friendly last Saturday in Houston, Texas; before jetting out to Kenya for the June 5 showdown with the Harambee Stars.
Amodu, a one-time Eagles Head Coach, said that the team would have enough time to recuperate before taking on the Kenyans in the make or mar clash.
``I understand they have four days to that match; after that match, there should be about five days interval before our qualifiers in Namibia.
``I personally feel those two to three days’ intervals are enough for them (Eagles) to shake off and get in the mood for the game. I honestly don’t think there will be any adverse effect.
``The friendly match gave them a true picture of their form and what needs to be done,’’ Amodu said.
It will be recalled that the Eagles drew 1-1 with Kenya in the first leg of the qualifiers on March 23 at the U.J. Stadium Calabar.
The Eagles will need to win the reverse fixture to boost their chances of qualifying for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
Nigeria are currently leading Group B of the World Cup qualifiers with five points, after drawing two matches 1-1 each with Malawi and Kenya and winning one match against Namibia.