President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari has arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil for the 64th FIFA Congress billed for Tuesday and Wednesday in the big city. The Congress precedes the 20th FIFA World Cup finals, which kicks off in the same city on Thursday, with host Brazil clashing with Croatia.
Maigari, who was with the Super Eagles at their final training camp in the United States of America before flying to Brazil for the important gathering of the world’s football administrators, said in Sao Paulo on Monday that he was satisfied with the Super Eagles’ build-up to the tournament and is confident the African champions will impress at the finals.
“I want to assure Nigerians at home and in the diaspora that the Super Eagles will not disappoint in Brazil,” began Maigari, who has watched all of the Eagles’ friendly matches leading up to the biggest showpiece in world football.
“For sure, our people would have wanted the team to win the matches against Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Greece and USA. But we drew the first four and lost the last one.
“I have spoken with the Head Coach and he is optimistic that his boys will be ready for the finals. The earlier draws, and the loss to Team USA have afforded our boys a lot of lessons, which will be useful against Iran in the first match and subsequently.”
The Super Eagles will fly aboard an American Airline flight from the Miami International Airport on Tuesday morning and land at the Guarulhos International Airport, Sao Paulo just before 9pm local time.
“I have confidence in the team. From what I saw at the final training camp in USA, I believe the African champions are set to do Nigeria and Africa proud at the FIFA World Cup,” Maigari said.