Super Eagles put aside row, finally depart for Brazilia for France

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have finally agreed to travel to Brazilia venue of its World Cup second-round game against France following the intervention of the country’s Presidency.
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The team canceled a Thursday night training session in Campinas, north of Brazil’s biggest city, as they held a meeting at their hotel, reportedly over players demanding their bonus payments for making the second round at the World Cup.

The African champions have now travel out of their team base camp in Campinas on Friday afternoon at 2pm local time, which will be 6pm Nigerian time to Brasilia.

It took the intervention of President Goodluck Jonathan for the team to agree to continue their campaign.

The President was brought into the impasse by sports minister Tamuno Danagogo after federation head Aminu Maigari reported the situation to him.

In a phone call to the players who shared their fears, President Jonathan assured them that they would be paid all that they are entitled to.

They then agreed to continue playing for their fatherland.

Team captain Joseph Yobo has told that they would take the flight on Friday.

“”I can tell you as team captain that the team will travel to Brasilia today and we will train, and play against France,” he said.

The Vitoria Hotel Concept residence of the team was a beehive of activity on Friday afternoon.

The players’ luggage was stowed into a delivery truck that took it to the airport.

They had lunch at 1pm and set off for the airport a while after.

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