Austin Eguavoen has been denied visa into USA for the Super Eagles’ friendly against Mexico.
According to information reaching Futbalgalore.com, coach of the team Eguavoen was denied entry visa by the United States of American Embassy.
Three–time African champions Nigeria will clash with the CONCACAF Gold Cup holders on 4th July.
The match, which kicks off at 7.30pm LA time will be the sixth confrontation between the senior teams of both countries, four of which have ended in draws. The only win in the series has gone to Mexico, when they trumped a US Gold Cup encounter in Dallas (State of
Texas) 2-1 on 24th June 1995.
Close-fought confrontations include a 1-1 draw at the FIFA Intercontinental Tournament for the King Fahd Cup (now FIFA Confederations Cup) in Saudi Arabia on 13th January 1995 (Mexico
prevailed 5-4 on penalties in the quarter final match), and 0-0 draws in friendly matches in Houston and Atlanta the previous decade. A
friendly game in Mexico also ended 2-2.
It is expected that the LA Coliseum, a 77,500 –capacity facility that has hosted major international championships of all all grades, will be at full capacity for the friendly match.