Super Eagles ready for Luxembourg test

Nigeria will engage the Luxembourg national side in an international friendly on Tuesday at the Stade Josy Barthel in Luxembourg City.

It will the first time the two sides will be meeting at full international level and the Super Eagles will look to earn one over their opponents.

The Eagles are brimming with confidence after a hard-earned win over Mali last Friday.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s second half goal gave Nigeria the win at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen.

Luxembourg aren’t exactly a powerhouse in world football by any means. Ranked 146th on the latest Fifa rankings, the Red Lions as they are called will be up against the team ranked 67th in the world but that wouldn’t faze coach Luc Holtz who is a fiery character.

He loves to line up his team to attack even though that hasn’t exactly translated to plenty goals for his side. Naija and Bet

Daniel Alves da Mota and Maxime Chanot in attack will be the main men to trouble Nigeria to ably complemented by Thomas Schnell.

Luxembourg have only scored four goals in her last 10 matches which will be music to the ears of coach Salisu Yusuf who will look to win two games on the trot in his interim capacity as coach of the Super Eagles.

The Red Lions have only won two games from the last ten with the latest win coming in 1-0 win over Greece in November last year.

Nigeria have a full complement of players for the game against Luxembourg. Kenneth Omerou who joined up late and missed the game against Mali while RC Genk’s Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi has finally arrived at the Eagles nest in Luxembourg.

It is expected that Salisu Yusuf will ring some changes and give other players a chance to shine.

Ndidi and Omerou are expected to play from the start while Daniel Akpeyi might get his chance between the sticks.