The national U-23 team arrived Benin City, the Edo state capital Thursday morning and were received by the Edo State Commissioner for Sports, Anita Evbwuowan and FA Chairman, Chief Abel Ehigie.
The team was immediately taken to their abode at Constantia Hotel on Airport Road in the famed Edo State capital, where they quickly settled down to business. Edo FA Chairman, Ehigie, later said there was no cause for alarm, as plans have been concluded for the team to be well taken care of during their stay in the city.
Team’s head coach, Austin Eguavoen, immediately swung to action by organizing the first training session at the lush green, synthetic pitch of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.
The training was intense and solid as Eguavoen assured after the session that the team, which has already been dubbed Dream
Team 1V, will go for nothing but victory. “We know the expectations of Nigerians and we’ll not let them down”, were his words.
Edo FA boss, Abel Ehigie, who also monitored the training declared that as the official host of the encounter, the state FA was ready to redefine the hosting of such qualifiers in Nigeria.
“The state is ready, the team to me looks ready and the fans in Benin City and its environs are also ready, so all we need are prayers from Nigerians to ensure not only victory for the team but a mauling of Equatorial Guinea”.