Rio Olympics: Nigeria train in US for month, England camp cancelled

Rio Olympics: Nigeria train in US for month, England camp cancelled
Nigeria U23 star Oghenekaro Etebo

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jun 14, 2016. 19:00

Nigeria are to train in the USA for a full month ahead of the Rio Olympics in August as it looks very much like a proposed training camp in Manchester, England, has been cancelled, officials have disclosed.

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The Nigeria Olympic team are scheduled to set up training camp in Atlanta, USA, from June 29 to July 29.

They will play three test matches during this training camp.

They face Rio-bound Mexico on July 2, before they battle a local side Charleston Battery FC on July 16 and round up their preparations with a final test game on July 27 against Honduras, who will also feature at the Olympics.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had earlier announced the team will prepare for the Olympics in both Atlanta and Manchester.

Nigeria are grouped with Sweden, Japan and Colombia at the summer games.



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