Eagles Depart St. Petersburg after World Cup exit

Eagles Depart St. Petersburg after World Cup exit

Some members of the Super Eagles are expected back in the country today after crashing out of the Russia 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Nigerian side led by Gernot Rohr narrowly lost the Group D second ticket to the Lionel Messi inspired South American nation, left Moscow for Lagos yesterday morning via Dubai on an Emirates flight.


Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) Second Vice President, Shehu Dikko, accompanied the players on the flight to Nigeria in company with some other top sports officials.

However, it was not all the 23 players who were in Russia for the Mundial that are going to arrive in Nigeria today.

Most of the Europe-based players, NFF sources here confirmed left for their respective cities to join their families on vacations before heading to pre-season training camps.

 “The NFF will meet with the coaches of the team later next week to discuss the programme for the Africa of Nations Cup qualifiers starting next month.

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