Atlanta - The Super Eagles had their first training on Monday
evening at 8pm local time which was 2am Nigeria time on Tuesday in Atlanta
ahead of the international friendly against Mexico on Wednesday.
The team will also have a feel of the Atlanta Dome in its
last training session before the game on Wednesday.
At 8 degrees celcius, the weather in Atlanta is rather cold
for those who came from Nigeria but the foreign based stars seem to like it
Wednesday’s international friendly between Nigeria’s Super
Eagles and their Mexican counterparts is the talk of the town here in Atlanta
city as both teams and their officials arrived the American city for the World
Cup preparatory game.
The Nigerian delegation which left Lagos on Sunday night
arrived the Atlanta International airport at about 5:05 am local time, which is
12:05pm in Nigeria. After airport formalities, the team of officials and four
players were taken to the W. Hotels in the city centre where they will stay for
At the hotel, the Nigerian Ambassador/Consul General,
Ambassador Geoffrey I. Teneilabe, was on hand to receive the team and assured
that the Nigerian community will come out to back the team on Wednesday against
Mexico. He believes the team has the ability to overcome the opposition.
Head Coach, Stephen Keshi joined the team at lunch time and
to his delight most of his foreign based invited players for the encounter had