By Albert Akota.
The Super Eagles will arrive in Brazil today for the 2014 FIFA World Cup scheduled to begin on June 12, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said yesterday.
A statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Assistant Director, Communications, said in Abuja that the team would fly aboard an American Airline flight from Miami International Airport.
It said the team would land at the Guarulhos International Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil before moving to their base, the Hotel Campiness on the outskirts of Sao-Paolo.
The statement also disclosed that Aminu Maigari, the president of NFF was already in Sao Paulo, for the 64th FIFA Congress scheduled to hold on June 10 and June 11.
The congress precedes the 20th FIFA World Cup finals which kick off on Thursday with hosts Brazil confronting Croatia in the opening match.
The statement quoted Maigari as saying in Sao Paulo yesterday that he was satisfied with the Super Eagles’ build-up to the tournament.
“I want to assure Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora that the Super Eagles will not disappoint in Brazil.
“For sure, our people would have wanted the team to win the matches against Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Greece and the U.S. 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 some lessons which will be useful against Iran in the first match and subsequently,” the statement said.