Catalonia test ‘ll be tough, says Keshi

Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has welcomed a January 2 warm-up against Catalonia, but hopes the cold weather in Spain will not affect his team.

“I hear that 10 players from Barcelona will be part of the team, that is great news and it’s an opportunity for my boys to show that they have the capacity to play against the best footballers in the world. The score line may not matter but we will not disappoint Nigerians,” said Keshi on the friendly.

Eagle's coach, Keshi

Eagle’s coach, Keshi

The coach though said he hopes the cold weather in Europe at this time of the year will not affect his players.

This will be the second time the Eagles will clash with Catalonia having first lost 5-0 to the selected side in December 1998.

The other AFCON warm-up confirmed for the Eagles will be against Cape Verde in Portugal on January 9.

The Eagles will depart for Faro, Portugal, Thursday afternoon through Accra, Ghana, to begin the final phase training for the Nations Cup.

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