Peru Tie Good Test For Nigeria –Ekpo

•Keshi, Eagles coach

•Stephen Keshi, Eagles coach

Nigeria’s ex-international, Friday Ekpo, has thrown his weight behind the 23 May international friendly match between the Super Eagles and the national football team of Peru billed for Lima, saying it is a good test for the Nigerian side.

•Stephen Keshi, Eagles coach

Ekpo, while speaking on Brila FM early today said Coach Stephen Keshi’s choice of engaging Peru is good for the Eagles since the team are on a rebuilding process.

“The international friendly match against Peru will be a good test for the Super Eagles. The senior national team of Peru are ranked as one of the greatest national teams in the world at the moment,” noted Ekpo.

He added: “This international friendly with Peru will help the Super Eagles a lot; the players need to play high-profile friendly matches from time to time. Tha’s why I’m happy about the friendly because Peru is a great football playing nation.”

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Ekpo is impressed about Keshi’s choice of featuring home-based Eagles since he took charge of the senior national team.

“I’m happy with the way Keshi is handling the team for the African Cup of Nations qualifying matches. I’m happy that he has given room for the home-based Eagles to express themselves alongside the foreign-based stars,” concluded Ekpo.

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