Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari hosted the Super Eagles at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday ahead of their participation at the 2018 Fifa World Cup.
The country will be making her sixth appearance at the global stage this year and President Buhari has charged Gernot Rohr's men to bring the World Cup trophy home.
President @MBuhari hosted the @NGSuperEagles at the State House this morning, ahead of their departure for #Russia2018.
NFF Pres @PinnickAmaju to PMB: “This is a team that is very disciplined & will make Nigeria proud. We thank you for creating an opportunity for us to thrive.” pic.twitter.com/364QbBflre— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) May 30, 2018
In attendance were Vice-president, Professor Yomi Osinbajo, Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung and NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.
The three-time African champions travelled to London on Wednesday in readiness for their pre-World Cup friendly against England at Wembley on Saturday.
The Super Eagles will later depart for their final training camp in Austria where they will play against Czech Republic on June 6.
Nigeria begin their 2018 Fifa World Cup campaign against Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium on June 16 before taking on Iceland on June 22. They will round up their Group B games with a fixture against Argentina at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium on June 26.
.@mikel_john_obi to @MBuhari: “We would like to say a massive thank you for what you’ve been doing for Nigerian football. This is the first time we’re going to a competition like this with no issues of money/bonuses. All we have to do now is go out there and make Nigeria proud.” pic.twitter.com/9FAF9xZ9ha — Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) May 30, 2018