Ten home based Super Eagles players on Monday arrived Miami, Florida, United States for the international friendly against Venezuela scheduled for Wednesday in the American city.
The team which was led by NFF President Aminu Maigari and Technical Committee Chairman, Barrister Chris Green, departed the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos at about 10:40pm on Sunday night Nigerian time.
The team arrived in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA at about 5AM EST on Monday morning, after completing immigration formalities, the team headed to board a Delta airline connecting flight joined by Israeli-based goal keeper, Austin Ejide, on the flight to Miami, Florida.
The team finally arrived into the waiting hands of match organizers at Miami around 8:20 AM EST.
Nigerian football coach, Stephen Keshi, has been optimistic about the game and declared that he expects all the players invited by latest Tuesday morning.
The weather in Miami is quite pleasant despite the early morning showers. Temperatures stood at 23 degree celsius and home based players not used to cold weather are quite happy at what they are experiencing. “I’m happy at the weather and all the wind cheaters we brought here may not be useful”, declared Warri Wolves hitman, Sunday Mba.