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Eagles arrives Johannesburg, begins training

Super Eagles has arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa ahead of its final on Sunday at the Soccer City in Soweto.

The team arrived Johannesburg at about 1:45pm local time aboard a South Africa Airways plane. Also on the plane with the team were NFF Executive Committee member, Deji Tinubu, NFF Technical Director, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme and Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor, Prince Wale Oladunjoye among other dignitaries.

The team was immediately ferried to its abode at Garden Court Milpark from the airport and after having lunch, got set for the day’s training.

The team will have its first training session at 6.30pm local time, which is 5.30 Nigerian time, with Head Coach Stephen Keshi saying there is no time to waste ahead of Sunday’s all important final which is expected to be watched by several Nigerian and international dignitaries including President Goodluck Jonathan, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and South African President Jacob Zuma.

Keshi has meanwhile, said there should be no panic over the duo of Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike, who picked up knocks in the semi-final duel against Mali. “The medical team here is working round the clock to ensure that they will be ready for the final on Sunday and they will advise us on what to do at the appropriate time”, he said.

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