Alexander Nekristov, the mayor of Essentuki, the Super Eagles camp base, has officially welcomed the Nigerian team to their city ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Super Eagles arrived aboard a chartered flight from Austria about 11 pm on Monday at the Mirealnye Vody Airport and were chauffeured to their hotel Sanatorium Istochnik in Essentuki, which is about 35 kilometres from the airport.
In a two minutes video posted on the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles, Nekristov said in his speech that he is delighted to welcome the Nigerian team to the city.
“Dear guest it is an honour for me to welcome the best footballers from Nigeria to the city of Essentuki. I am sure you have already felt the warmth of our city we are glad to meet you.
“For the FIFA Football World Cup, we are proud that your national team chose our city and our training ground and I assure you that you will not regret it.”
The Super Eagles are drawn in group D alongside Croatia (who they face this Saturday), Iceland and Argentina.