Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has said that the friendly match against Mexico would shape the country’s call-ups for a World Cup training camp.
Nigeria take on Mexico on March 5 in Atalanta, Georgia, in the only FIFA free window available before the World Cup in June.
The African champions have called up three uncapped players, Belgium-based striker Imoh Ezekiel and Michael Uchebo and Ramon Azeez from La
Liga side Almeria.
They have also recalled skipper Joseph Yobo and Juwon Oshaniwa, while four players from the domestic league were also picked.
“The World Cup is a long way from now. We still have five months, we still have a game to play in America, then after that we will know what the Eagles team would look like,” Amokachi said.
The former Everton of England striker also spoke on Nigeria chances at Brazil 2014, saying Africa’s flag bearers as a whole stand a good chance to excel.
“It’s football, you never know what would happen. We are going to Brazil as the dark horses. You know that Africa has never gone beyond the quarterfinals, but with the kind of players we have and those of other African representatives have, 2014 may be a good year for the African continent.”