Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Wednesday, receive the Russia 2018 World Cup-bound Super Eagles contingent at the Presidential Villa.
The session was earlier slated for Tuesday evening, but was postponed.
The session, meant to send-forth the three–time African champions as they depart for their sixth appearance at world football’s biggest showpiece, will take place at the Federal Executive Council chambers.
The weekly Federal Executive Council meeting will not hold.
Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, will present the country’s ambassadors to President Buhari hours before they are due to fly to London aboard a chartered aircraft for another pre-World Cup friendly, this time against England’s Three Lions at Wembley Stadium, on Saturday evening.
In five previous outings at the FIFA World Cup, the Eagles have reached the Round of 16 on three occasions (1994, 1998 and 2014), but exited at the group stage at the 2002 and 2010 finals.
From London, the Eagles delegation will fly into Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a city in Austria, where they will spend eight days at the world–renowned Avita Resort before flying to Russia.
In-between the final camping in Austria, the team will play a final pre-World Cup friendly against the Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium (just outside Vienna), on Wednesday, next week.