The Super Eagles of Nigeria will make use of the same private jet that conveyed Liverpool players and staff to Saturday’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) final match against Real Madrid in Kiev for their London trip ahead of the high profile friendly with the Three Lions of England at the Wembley Stadium on June 2.
This was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick while he was speaking at an investment seminar held in Abuja for the team.
He also revealed that the same private jet will take Gernot Rohr, his players and officials to Austria ahead of the June 6 friendly match with Czech Republic.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will jet out of the country to London soon after the courtesy visit to President Muhammad Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday.
In his words, Pinnick said: “We’re for the FIFA World Cup in Russia. You can see that we’ve done everything we need to do based on our arrangements. And we’re religiously keeping faith in terms of the preparation.”
“I don’t think there is any cause for alarm. So, we’re trying as much as possible to do our best. And everything we are doing is set to motivate the team. Even talking about their future, is to motivate the team so that they can bring in their best. Everything we’re doing is to enhance their performance at the World Cup in Russia. And the seminar we just had, which is the first of its kind in the history of the Super Eagles and Nigerian football, was to motivate the team and to ensure that we care about them now and their future.
“We’re not the ones to kick the ball. We’re merely doing our beat, and all we need to do is to give them A-Z of what they requested – comfort, hospitality, proper funding, and proper preparation. And those are the things we are going to give them.” he added.
He also maintained his stance that the Super Eagles will win the World Cup before adding that: “I won’t be disappointed if the expectations are not met. To me, that’s football. When Mo Salah was going on to the pitch, he was hoping to be the World Footballer of the Year, but something happened and he was taken out after 35 minutes. That’s football. It can go either way. And I always make the players to know that it is eleven players per side, and should not look at Messiah; look at the ball; look at the pitch; look at your team mates. We talk to them and we live like a family”.
In his remarks after getting seminar, Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi urged his teammates to consider investing for the sake of their respective futures.