Putting their comprehensive 4-1 semi-final victory over Mali behind, the Super Eagles of Nigeria Thursday relocated from Durban to Johannesburg where they will face Burkina Faso in Sunday's final match of the 2013 AFCON in South Africa.
PANA reports that their arrival precedes a final preparation for their seventh appearance in the final.
The team arrived Johannesburg at about 1:45pm local time aboard a South Africa Airway plane. In the plane with the team was the NFF Executive Committee member, Deji Tinubu, NFF Technical Director, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme, and the Special Adviser to Lagos state Governor, Prince Wale Oladunjoye, among other dignitaries.
The team was immediately ferried to its Garden Court Milpark residence from the airport and after having lunch,.
The team will have its first training session at 6.30pm local time, which is 5.30 Nigerian time, with Head Coach Stephen Keshi saying there is no time to waste ahead of Sunday’s all-important final which is expected to be watched by several Nigerian and international dignitaries, including Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and South African President Jacob Zuma.
Keshi has, meanwhile, said there should be no panic over the duo of Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike, who picked up knocks in the semi-final duel against Mali.
“The medical team here is working round the clock to ensure that they will be ready for the final and they will advise us on what to do at the appropriate time,' he said.