The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play CONCACAF Gold Cup holders – Mexico in international friendly game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in California [USA] on Saturday, July 3.
“We are happy to be able to announce this match, which is a clash between two very big teams from two different continents,” said NFF’s FIFA Match Agent – Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport.
“Mexico against Nigeria is a big match any day and the venue is class.”
This will mark the sixth confrontation between the two countries. Mexico have the upper hand, having won one and drawn four against the Super Eagles.
Mexico’s only win [2-1] came at a US Gold Cup encounter in Dallas on June 24, 1995 with Jonathan Akpoborie scoring Nigeria’s only goal.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, simply known as the LA Coliseum, is a 77,500 –capacity facility that has hosted major international championships of all grades, including the 1996 Men’s Olympics Football Tournament [won by Nigeria] and CONCACAF Gold Cup matches.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is that continent’s equivalent of the Africa Cup of Nations finals and determines the continental champion of North America, Central America and the Caribbeans.
Mexico is the most successful team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with eight titles, and are the current Cup holders.