The Super Eagles have arrived safely in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province of South Africa ahead of Sunday’s international friendly against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
The team were immediately moved into the Ingwenyama Conference and Sports Resort that housed it during the successful 2013 Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
Meanwhile, the senior international friendly between Nigeria and South Africa at the Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit on Sunday will now start at 3.30pm South Africa time (2.30pm Nigeria time).
Organizers have also confirmed that the curtain raiser between the U-17 National Teams of South Africa and Mali at the same venue, will kick off at 1pm SA time.
Nigeria played their first two matches of a triumphant campaign in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations at Mbombela – 1-1 draws with Burkina Faso and Zambia.
Only five members of that squad are in the young contingent that flew into Nelspruit on Saturday morning – Kenneth Omeruo, Ahmed Musa, Ogenyi Onazi, Azubuike Egwuekwe and Godfrey Oboabona.
Leader of Delegation, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, said as the team headed to training on Saturday afternoon: “We are here for serious business. No match between Nigeria and South Africa is a friendly. They always put all their effort into it and that is why we also have to do the same.
“The defeat to Uganda in Uyo was quite painful, and the players know the only way Nigerians can forgive them for that mishap is to defeat the Bafana Bafana.”