Super Eagles arrive in Swaziland, Oliseh says “we are here to win well”


The players and officials of the Super Eagles, have arrived in Swaziland, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup African second round qualifier on Friday.

Led by the first vice-president of NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi, the delegation left Nigeria aboard a chartered Arik Air flight and landed at the Matsapha International Airport, Manzini at 4pm local time (3pm Nigerian time).

Head coach Sunday Oliseh, 24 players, technical and backroom staff, NFF management staff and NFF Technical Committee member, Mutiu Adepoju, made the trip.

They were received by excited Nigerians based in Swaziland.

“We really appreciate this show of love from fellow Nigerians, who have left their businesses in various areas of Swaziland to come and welcome the National Team of Nigeria,” Akinwunmi said.

Oliseh later supervised a 45-minute training session at the Somhlolo National Stadium and spoke about their desire to win.

He said: “Our objective is clear. We are here to play well and win well. The NFF are doing their part well by ensuring comfortable traveling and accommodation arrangements. Now, we will go to the field tomorrow and give our very best for our country.

“I have confidence in this group. The players still need time and matches to bond together very well, but I love the hunger to achieve that I see in these boys.”

The game will kick off 6pm Nigerian time.

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