Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup squad have arrived and settled down at the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria on Sunday evening, as Coach Gernot Rohr and the Nigeria Football Federation intensified the final phase of preparation for the team on all fronts.
Earlier on Sunday, Technical Adviser Rohr dropped defender Ola Aina and midfielder Mikel Agu from the 25 men in camp, to make a final list of 23 players 24 hours ahead of FIFA’s given deadline.
An all-executive-seats chartered jet flew the Super Eagles delegation, led by the NFF 2nd Vice President/Chairman of Strategy Committee, Mallam Shehu Dikko, to the Austrian capital, Vienna, and the group then proceeded by road to Bad Tatzmannsdorf.
On Wednesday, the Eagles will travel the short distance back to Vienna, where they take on the Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium in the three-time African champions’ final pre-World Cup friendly.
Apart from the 23 players, Technical Adviser Rohr has for company in camp assistant coaches Salisu Yusuf, Jean-Luc Royer, Imama Amapakabo, Alloy Agu, Enrico Pionetti and Bernard Gines.