Afcon 2019: Super Eagles Land in South Africa

Nigeria’s Super Eagles accompanied by officials, journalists and fans arrived Johannesburg by 3am local time ahead of tomorrow’s AFCON qualifier cracker against home team Bafana Bafana. 

The team’s chartered flight reportedly had a stopover in Luanda, Angola, before it flew into South Africa.

The Eagles are lodged at the Capital Apartment on Katherine Street in Sandton, and they will train at match venue, the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, from 3pm Nigerian time today to get a feel of the pitch ahead of the match.

After the team’s arrival, Eagles coach Imama Amapakabo told ScoreNigeria: “We are here for business and to seal the qualification before the last match in Nigeria come next year.

“We are very optimistic and in high spirits for the match.

“We confident as a team and we are focused and ready.”

Officials added that the three-time African champions are scheduled to return to Nigeria Sunday evening.

Earlier, head coach Gernot Rohr said their mission was to ensure qualification before the final matchday.

“Our mission in Johannesburg is simple: qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. We are not thinking of anything else. We want the ticket in our pocket before the final matchday,” Rohr said.

Nigeria lead South Africa by one point, and need just a draw to clinch qualification for the biennial event.


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