The Super Eagles of Nigeria will visit President Muhammadu Buhari today Wednesday 30th May, 2018 at the Presidential Villa Abuja before flying to London for their friendly match against England.
Super Eagles will play the Three Lions of England at Wembly Stadium on June 2nd as part of the warm up for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The meeting President Buhari was earlier scheduled for yesterday evening but had to be shifted to today due to activities marking the third anniversary of the present Buhari administration.
According to NFF chieftains who 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.
From London, the Super Eagles 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.
While 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.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles’ manager Gernot Rohr and Team Captain John Mikel John have praised the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the seminar on wealth creation and portfolio management that afforded players and officials with fresh knowledge in financial management and business opportunities.
Gernot Rohr said:
“In life, things do change and sometimes, the changes are not what we planned or prepared for. I pray for all these players to have long, injury-free careers but even then, you can only play for an average of 17 years. I played for 17 years. I wish I got this kind of guidance and advice when I was still playing,”
“Since I started playing for Nigeria, this is the first time I am witnessing this kind of seminar. I appeal to all my colleagues to take serious the lessons from this program.
“We must plan for the days that our bodies will no longer be able to withstand the kind of rigours they go through now. I have learnt a lot from here that I will personally apply to my life.”