Nigeria arrive Garoua, Cameroon venue of their Group D matches of the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.
With a record of 15 podium appearances in 18 participations in the AFCON, Nigeria have the highest tally.
The three-time champions held their first training session in Cameroon on Thursday evening at the Stade Roumdé Adjia.
The Stade Roumdé Adjia is the venue of their Group D games, in addition to Tuesday’s explosive opener against seven-time champions Egypt.
Also, Nigeria will confront Sudan on January 15th and Guinea-Bissau on January 19th.
Nigeria arrive Garoua aboard an Air Peace jet, arriving at 11.05 pm with the 25 players and officials staying at Hotel Ribadou.
Meanwhile, two players, Tyrone Ebuehi and fellow wing-back Jamilu Collins, who plays in Germany, will join the delegation in Garoua.
Furthermore, Odion Ighalo is no longer expected as a result of issues with his Saudi Arabian club.
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The only times the Eagles ended without any medal were in their debut in Libya, 1963, and in Ghana 14-years ago.
However, they have won the trophy three times (1980, 1994 and 2013), finished as runners-up four times (1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000) and picked up the bronze medals eight times (1976, 1978, 1992, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2019).
Earlier on Tuesday night, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development held a send-forth dinner for the team at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel.
The event was attended by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Alhaji Ismail Abubakar; Also, NFF 2nd Vice President, Mallam Shehu Dikko; Executive Member, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau; NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi; Director of FEAD, Dr Simon Ebhojiaye; NFF Director of Finance, Mr Charity Kadiri; NFF Director of Communications, Mr Ademola Olajire and; some officials of the Ministry.