Friday, November 13, 2015 9:51 am
The Nigerian Super Eagles are now preparing for the second leg of their World Cup Qualifier against the Swazi national team, the Sihlangu Somnikati.
The Nigerian team, who are lodging at the Lugogo Sun Hotel will have their date at Somhlolo National Stadium 6pm Nigerian time.
About three dozen Nigerians based in Swaziland cheered the Super Eagles on arrival at the Matsapha International Airport on Thursday.
The waiting fans cheered lustily and sang various songs as players and officials walked into awaiting buses. They were clad in T-Shirts specially made for the occasion, according to a report on NFF website.
“We really appreciate this show of love from fellow Nigerians, who have left their businesses in various areas of Swaziland to come and welcome the National Team of Nigeria,” said leader of delegation, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi.
Also at the airport were NFF Executive Committee member, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau and Assistant Director (Technical), Rafiu Yusuf, who had gone ahead of the delegation to make arrangements for the team’s comfortable stay.
Chief Executive Officer of the National Football Association of Swaziland, Frederick Mngomezulu, was also at the airport.
The Super Eagles had a feel of the Somhlolo National Stadium, venue of today’s match, as Coach Sunday Oliseh supervised a 45 –minute session under the floodlights.
Said Oliseh “Our objective is clear. We are here to play well and win well. The NFF are doing their part well by ensuring comfortable traveling and accommodation arrangements. Now, we will go to the field today and give our very best for our country. I have confidence in this group. The players still need time and matches to bond together very well, but I love the hunger to achieve that I see in these boys.”