Nigeria’sSuper Eagles on Thursday evening arrived Nelspruit, South Africa venue of its two opening games in this year’s Africa Nations Cup championship.
The team had on Wednesday afternoon left its Faro, Portugal training camp by road to Lisbon from where the 23 players and officials led by Head Coach Stephen Keshi were joined by Head Of Delegation and Enyimba of Aba Chairman, Felix Anyasi Agwu. It was from there that the team caught an Air France plane to Paris, France.
From Paris, the team took another Air France Air Bus jetliner to Johannesburg, South Africa. The flight lasted 10 hours, 20minutes. On arrival in Johannesburg, the team was met by Nigerian Embassy officials and hordes of supporters who drummed away with popular Nigerian songs.
Addressing the media on arrival, Anyansi Agwu, who spoke first in Johannesburg, said the team was there to return Nigerian football to its glory days despite the relatively youthful side that Nigeria will parade at the tournament. Keshi on his part said the team will take each game as it comes, declaring that he was not under any pressure to deliver the trophy to Nigerians.