NFF President Sani Lulu Abdullahi arrived in the Super Eagles’ African Cup of Nations final training camp in Durban, South African, on Wednesday morning and immediately set about giving words of encouragement to the players.
The NFF boss had travelled overnight from Lagos to Johannesburg and connected the early morning flight from Johannesburg to Durban, arriving at the Riverside Hotel and Spa just after breakfast.
“I am happy to be here with you. I bring words of encouragement and motivation from the Federal Government.
You know how passionate our people are about the game of football; they are all expectant as we prepare to storm Angola.
“The Cup of Nations is the first of two major championships that you will be taking part in this year and Nigerians are anxious that we perform very well in Angola so that we can have great confidence going to the World Cup finals in Juneâ€, Lulu Abdullahi told the players as he sat down with them at the Riverside Hotel and Spa.
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Bolaji Ojo-Oba, is also expected to arrive in Durban today, before travelling to Angola for a meeting of the 16 participating teams scheduled for Luanda on Friday.
The Super Eagles will fly out of Durban for Angola on Friday afternoon, and will play their first match of the 27th African Cup of Nations finals against Egypt on Tuesday, January 12.
Meanwhile, Team Scribe of the Eagles, Enebi Achor said: â€œThere are no injuries in the camp. Please tell Nigerians not to listen to rumours and speculations of injuries and whatever being blared by a section of the media. All the players are okay and looking forward to the Cup of Nations.”