Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles, arrived Cuiaba, Central Brazil, venue of their next group encounter against Bosnia Herzegovina on Thursday afternoon, for the game scheduled for Saturday evening in the city.
The team, which left the Campinas Airport at about 12:15 local time, arrived Cuiaba at exactly 1:10 p.m., after a 1hr 45minutes flight. Cuiaba operates a different time zone from Sao Paulo, which is an hour ahead.
The city was warm at the arrival of the team, with temperatures standing at 33 degrees Celsius. Pockets of soccer loving Brazilians dotted the route and the front of the hotel to welcome the African champions.
Speaking on arrival in Cuiaba, Lazio of Italy midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, said he can’t wait for Saturday to show how important the game is to him.
“One of the players of the Bosnian side is my teammate at Lazio, he plays from the left side of the attack and I want to prove to him that I am a great player at the world stage”, he said with Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, beaming with smiles.