The Super Eagles arrived Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday night at about 10:40pm (1.40am on Wednesday in Nigera) to a rousing welcome from Miami, United States, where they equally got a rousing send forth from staff of American Airlines, which flew the team to Brazil.
The staffers were brandishing various posters wishing the Eagles good luck and were led by their station manager, who also ensured that the team had easy immigration passage to the airline.
It was a very emotional scene for the players who were not expecting such from the airline staff but there were still more to come.
After eight hours of flight, the plane finally touched down at the Sao Paulo International Airport, with sports minister, Tammy Danagogo leading NFF president, Aminu Maigari, to welcome the team.
Maigari was to announce that the Federal Government delegation led by Senate President, David Mark, will arrive Sao Paulo later on Wednesday to deliver President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s address to the team and also wish the team the best in the Mundial.
After light entertainment at the airport the team drove to it camp base in Campinas, where they will train at the Estadio Brinco De Ouro da Princesa.
Once there, residents of Campinas turned out in their hundreds to welcome the team also with posters wishing the team the best in the World Cup.
“We are totally overwhelmed by this wonderful reception, Keshi said while addressing journalists in front of the Vitoria Hotel, where the team are quartered.