The Super Eagles landed Safely in Lobamba, in Swaziland ahead of Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup African Qualifying Round 2 clash with the Si...
The delegation also included NFF Technical Committee member, Mutiu Adepoju, 24 players, the technical and backroom staff, as well as NFF management officials Chris Andekin, Bola Oyeyode, Ademola Olajire and Tunde Aderibigbe.
Also included on the flight were some football stakeholders, few media representatives and some members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club. At Matsapha International Airport, the group was received by about three dozen excited Nigerians based in Swaziland, who 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. 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, from where the Eagles players and officials moved to Lugogo Sun Hotels; their abode before the match, which will kick off at 7pm Swaziland time, which is 6pm in Nigeria. In their final training session before the game, Eagles had a feel of Somhlolo National Stadium match venue, as team coach, Sunday Oliseh supervised a 45 minute spell under floodlights.