Mandela Challenge: Ameobi, Echijiele arrive Durban, trains Today

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The Super Eagles has landed in Durban ahead of Mandela Challenge friendly against Bafana Bafana at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.

The Nigeria delegation arrived Durban from Johannesburg on Monday morning after a six hour overnight flight from Lagos to Johannesburg.

The team was led by Head Coach Stephen Keshi with four home stars, Chigozie Agbim, Azubuike Egwueke, Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona.

When the team got to its Southern Sun hotel abode several of the invited players were already in their rooms.

Among the early birds were late call ups James Okwuosa and Gege Soriola, who are both based in South Africa.

There was also Obinna Nsofor, Elderson Echjiele, who were the first foreign based stars to arrive Durban.

Other early comers include Uche Nwafor, Efe Ambrose, Ogenyo Onazi and Brown Ideye and interim captain, Austin Ejide.

The NFF President Alhaji Aminu Maigari, who is expected for the game will also hit town on Tuesday.

The Team will have its first training session later in the evening at 7:30 local time, which is 6:30pm Nigerian time.

It’s the same time that the team will train on Tuesday before the cracker against Bafana Bafana on Wednesday at 8:15pm local time.

Head Coach Stephen Keshi told the local media on arrival that he hopes to give the South Africans a good game to honour Nelson Mandela, who is Africa’s foremost nationalist.

Tickets for the game have already been pegged at between R50-R200 and the match billed for 6:30pm Nigerian time.

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