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2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles ‘sneak’ into Port Harcourt

The Super Eagles are back from Lobambo; where they played a disappointing 0-0 draw against a lowly rated Swaziland team in the 2018 World Cup qualifying series.


The Eagles, who travelled on an Arik Air Boeing 737-800, flew straight to Port Harcourt, the venue of Tuesday’s return leg and must-win clash against the Swazis.

The arrival of the Eagles was confirmed via the official twitter handle of the team and the players are expected to get down to business immediately.

“We have arrived safely in Port Harcourt. We thank God for journey mercies. Preparations begin in earnest for Tuesday’s 2nd leg vs Swaziland,” the tweet read.

The winner over two legs between the two teams will progress to the next phase of the 2018 World Cup qualifying series.

Having qualified for the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 editions of the World Cup, Nigeria is seeking her sixth berth at the Mundial.

Meanwhile the Swaziland Coach is already mapping out how his team can pull another upset here in Nigeria even though the Eagles have the edge at home.

“We will now be hoping for a scored draw in Nigeria on Tuesday to advance in the competition, but honestly Nigeria have a 60-40 chance of beating us to the next round,” the coach said.