The Super Eagles of Nigeria have held their first training session in Essentuki on Tuesday evening after arriving Russia for the 2018 FIFA world cup.
The team will be playing its first match at the 35,000 capacity Kaliningrad Arena and against Croatia on Saturday.
The 2013 African Cup of Nations winners are expected to depart for Kaliningrad 4pm Russia time this Wednesday.
A media statement from the Nigerian Football Federation states that the team has settled down nicely at their Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel, Essentuki team base camp at the FIFA World Cup.
”Essentuki is located in the Stavropol region of southern Russia. There was a brief airport reception coordinated by staff of the Local Organizing Committee and the world football –governing body, FIFA,” it states.
At the hotel, a welcome reception organized by the Governor of Essentuki, the Minister of Sports in the Stavropol region and the Manager of Sanatorium Istochnik also held.