Nigeria line up Jamaica friendly

Amodu will assess players before the game against MozambiqueNigeria’s Super Eagles will play a friendly against the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica in London on 11 February.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said the fixture replaces an earlier game planned against West African rivals, Ghana.

The Super Eagles will use the game as a build-up for their World Cup qualifier in March.

“All necessary arrangements for this game has been concluded and the coaches are looking forward to the game in London,” NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport.

“Now we hope the players will have easy access to get to London from their respective club sides.

Nigeria coach Shaibu Amodu is keen to try out as many Europe-based players as possible, especially those who did not make the team for the first round of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.

Amodu is expected to use the friendly to assess players before they travel to Mozambique for their first World Cup qualifier on 28 March.

Five members of the Nigerian squad at the last Olympic Games in Beijing have been named in the squad for the Jamaica friendly.

Adefemi Olubayo, Sani Kaita, Olufemi Ajilore, Onyekachi Apam and Dele Adeleye have all been called up by Amodu.

Significantly, Michael Eneramo who was considering featuring for Tunisia after he appeared to have been overlooked by Nigeria, has also been called up.

The Esperance striker was weighing his options after overtures from Tunisia.

Both Nigeria and Tunisia are drawn in the same qualifying group for the 2010 World Cup.

Group B also includes Kenya and Mozambique.