The Super Eagles arrived South Africa’s commercial city of Johannesburg yesterday after a comprehensive 4-1 semi-final victory over Aiglons of Mali on Wednesday in Durban, and quickly put the victory behind them as the team began preparations for the final on Sunday at the Soccer City in Soweto.
The team arrived Johannesburg at about 1:45pm local time aboard a South Africa Airway plane. In the plane with the team was NFF Executive Committee member, Deji Tinubu, NFF Technical Director, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme and Special Adviser to Lagos state Governor, Prince Wale Oladunjoye among other dignitaries.
The team was immediately ferried to its abode at Garden Court Milpark from the airport and after having lunch, got set for the day’s business of training.
The team will have its first training session at 630pm local time, which is 530 Nigerian time, with Head Coach Stephen Keshi saying there is no time to waste ahead of Sunday’s all important final which is expected to be watched by several Nigerian and international dignitaries including Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and South African President Jacob Zuma.