Cape Town - The Super Eagles were greeted with drumming and
dancing on arrival in Cape Town ahead of their opening game against Mali at the
2014 African Nations Championship.
On arrival the team was received by about 30 cheering and
drumming Nigerians under the aegis ‘Nigerian Union in Western Cape’. The group
was led by Kalu Obi.
The team led by Assistant Coach, Dan Amokachi left the
Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos at about 10:30pm on Tuesday night. After five
and half hours flight with a South Africa Airways plane, the team arrived
Johannesburg at 4:30 Nigerian time, which is 5:30 in South Africa.
After a little wait at the OR Tambo International Airport,
the team connected another SAA flight to Cape Town where it will play its
preliminary matches. The flight to Cape Town lasted one hour and forty minutes.
The team was received by a team of Nigerian Embassy
officials led by Ambassador Sunday S Yusuf, who expressed delight at the safe
arrival and ensured that the team had a smooth passage through immigration procedure.
The envoy also charged the team to ensure that they win the trophy at the first
“Nigerians are now used to winning, especially here in South
Africa and I’m sure you will not let the nation down”, he said.
Amokachi assured that the team will do its best at the
tourney, even as Keshi is being expected on time before the Eagles opening game
From there the team whose Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi
Achor, was already on ground was taken effortlessly to its abode at Garden
Court De Waal, a quiet suburb of the city. The team has since settled down and
will have its first training session on Thursday night at 8:30pm local time,
which is 7:30 Nigerian time.