The Nigeria national team have arrived the venue of the third edition of the African Nations ChampionshipThe Super Eagles arrived South Africa on Thursday morning as they get set to make their debut appearance at the African Nations Championship.
The team left the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Wednesday night at about 10:30pm and after a flight about five and half hours flight with a South Africa Airways plane landed in Johannesburg at 4:30 Nigerian time.
The team was led by Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi in place of Stephen Keshi who will attend Thursday’s Glo-CAF Awards before joining the team.
On arrival, the team was received by a team of Nigerian Embassy officials led by Ambassador Sunday Yusuf, who expressed delight at the safe arrival and ensured that the team had a smooth passage through immigration procedure.
He also charged the team to win the trophy at the first try. “Nigerians are now used to winning, especially here in South Africa and I’m sure you will not let the nation down,” he said.
After a little wait at the OR Tambo International Airport, the team connected another flight to Cape Town where they will play their preliminary matches.
The team will have its first training session on Thursday night at 8:30pm local time, which is 7:30 Nigerian time.