The Russia 2018 World Cup-bound Super Eagles contingent are scheduled to meet President Muhammadu Buhari today at the Presidential Villa in Abuja before flying out to London for Pre-World Cup clash with the Three Lions of England at Wembley Stadium on June 2.
Eagles and their handlers were earlier billed to meet the president yesterday evening but had to be shifted till today as a result of activities marking the third anniversary of the present Buhari administration.
The visit is an opportunity for the country’s leader to meet with and wish the three-time African champions well on their way to a sixth appearance at football’s biggest showpiece.
NFF chieftains said yesterday in Abuja that Wednesday’s session will take place at the Federal Executive Council chambers at 10am, just before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.
Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, will present the country’s ambassadors to President Buhari, hours before they are due to fly to London aboard a chartered aircraft for the clash with England.
From London, the delegation will fly into Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a city in Austria where they will spend eight days at the world-renowned Avita Resort before flying to Russia.
In-between the final camping in Austria, the team will play a final pre-World Cup friendly against the Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium (just outside Vienna) on Wednesday next week.