Nigeria To Arrive Brazil On Sunday - Fifa

Published: June 13, 2013
Nigeria To Arrive Brazil On Sunday - FifaWorld football governing body, Fifa has erased the fears of majority of Nigerians after it announced on Thursday that the Super Eagles will participate in the Confederations Cup despite a bonus row with the Nigeria Federation.

The players and officials will leave Southern Africa on Saturday for the 4005 miles journey to Sao Paulo.

'' I spoke with the technical team (Stephen Keshi, ed) and will participate in the Confederations Cup. Will fly on Saturday,''general secretary of FIFA, Jerome Valcke was quoted as saying by TV Globo.

The Super Eagles have been rebelling after the Federation cut their bonuses by 50 percent.

The Nigeria delegation is expected to arrive Brazil on Sunday, just 24 hours before the African champions lock horns with Tahiti in their first group game on Monday, June 17.

Just in case the team fails to arrive Brazil for the Confederations Cup, one of the showpiece events in the global football calender, Fifa will fine the Federation $230,000.

On top of that , Nigeria could be thrown out of the World Cup qualifiers.

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