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Super Eagles celebrated on arrival

08 January 2014, 19:48Israel Ojoko

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 try.

“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 against Mali.

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.

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