The Super Eagles of Nigeria squad will on Wednesday meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick told newsmen that the meeting would take place at the Council chambers at 10am, before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.
He said, ‘It would be an opportunity for the country’s leader to meet with and wish the three –time African champions well on their way to a sixth appearance at football’s biggest showpiece.”
Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, is expected to present the country’s ambassadors to Buhari, before their departure for a pre-World Cup friendly against England.
The friendly match with the Three Lions will take place at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.
From London, the squad will fly into Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a city in Austria where they will spend eight days at the world-renowned Avita Resort before flying to Russia.
The team will play their final pre-World Cup friendly against the Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium (just outside Vienna) on Wednesday next week.