The Super Eagles will have their first training session in Essentuki Tuesday evening and then on Wednesday before departing their base for Kaliningrad on Thursday for their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup which comes up against Croatia on Saturday at the 35,000 –capacity Kaliningrad Arena.
The 2013 African Cup of Nations winners are expected to depart for Kaliningrad 4pm Russia time.
According to a media statement from the Nigerian Football Federation the team have settled down nicely at their Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel, Essentuki team base camp at the FIFA World Cup.
Meanwhile there was a brief airport reception coordinated by staff of the Local Organizing Committee and the world football –governing body, FIFA.
Also, at the hotel, a welcome reception organized by the Governor of Essentuki, the Minister of Sports in the Stavropol region and the Manager of Sanatorium Istochnik was held.
Also on Tuesday morning, FIFA and LOC conducted the team arrival meeting and seminar as well as a photo-shoot, ahead of the training session in the evening.(Complete Sports)