PHOTOS: Super Eagles Thrilled As They Arrived Brazil For Mundial
Nigeria's Super Eagles were given a rousing
welcome when they arrived Sao Paulo
International Airport in Brazil at about 10:
40pmon Tuesday night from Miami, United
States where they have been camping for more
than a week ago.
It was gathered that the Nigerian team also got a
rousing send forth from staff of American
Airlines, which flew the team to Brazil.
Reports stated that the staffers of the Airline
brandished various posters wishing the coach
Stephen Keshi led Eagles good luck.
According to sources reports, the American
Airlines station Manager in Miami also ensured
that the Eagles had easy immigration passage to
It was a very emotional scene for the players
who were not expecting such from the airline
After eight hours of flight, the plane finally
touched down at the Sao Paulo International
Airport, with Sports Minister, Hon Tammy
Danagogo leading NFF President, Alhaji Aminu
Maigari, to welcome the team.
While receiving the players, Maigari announced
that the Federal Government delegation led by
Senate President, David Mark, will arrive Sao
Paulo later on Wednesday to deliver President
Goodluck Jonathan's address to the team and
also wish the team the best in the Mundial.
After light entertainment at the airport, the team
drove to it's camp base in Campinas, where
they will train at the Estadio Brinco De Ouro da
It was informed that once the Nigerian team got
to their hotel, residents of Campinas turned out
in their hundreds to welcome the team also with
posters wishing the team the best in the World
"We are totally overwhelmed by this wonderful
reception, Head Coach Stephen Okechukwu
Keshi said while addressing journalists in front
of the Vitoria Hotel, where the team is quartered.
Meanwhile, Nigeria will play its first group match
against Iran on Monday even as the world cup
starts on Tthursday, 12 June, 2014.
Host country, Brazil would slug it out with
Croatia in the opening match after about 45
minutes opening ceremony.
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