Eagles Off To Curitiba For Iran Battle

Nigeria’s Super Eagles departed their camp Saturday morning at about 10:30am local time, which is about 2:30pm Nigerian time for Curitiba, the Brazilian city, where the team will play their opening game of the championship against Asian representatives, Iran.
Eagles’ opponents, Iran are handled by former Manchester United and Bafana Bafana of South Africa coach, Carlos Quiroz.
Meanwhile, Friday’s open day at the national team’s camp in Capinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil turned out to be another exciting time for Brazilians soccer fans to show their love for the Super Eagles as they turned out in their thousands to cheer the team at their training ground in Estadio Brinco de Ouro da Princesa.
Open days are normally organized periodically for fans and the media to have an intimate experience with the team at their team base camp, and what an experience it was for the fans of the Nigerians side, their players and officials.
Apart from the thousands who were able to gain access into the arena, others lined out the route to the stadium as the team drove in from their Vitoria Hotel abode.
At a point, the situation almost degenerated as police battled to cage the fans who were by now running into the pitch where players and the technical crew were doing their business to have a closer look at the Super Eagles.
No violence was however recorded during the over two hours that the team trained at the venue. At the end of the session both the international press and their Nigerian counterparts that includes such heavyweights as Kunle Solaja, Mumini Alao, Akinloye Oyebanji, Paul Ogazie, Tony Ubani, Kunle Salami, Kayode Tijani, Christian Opara, also had their turns to interact with the players and officials and left with very positive positions.


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