Super Eagles relish Durban Sun
Super Eagles settled into their Southern Sun Elangeni and Maharani hotel in Durban this morning ahead of their Nelson Mandela challenge clash with South Africa's Bafana Bafana at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night, August 14th.
The technical crew of Stephen Keshi, Daniel Amokachi, Goal-keeper trainer, Ike Shorunmu and other backroom staff and Players including defenders Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, GolaKeeper Chigozie Agbim and Sunday Mba, with Obinna Nsofor and Elderson Echiejile already settled in .
Once checked in, they proceeded to the 2nd floor restaurant for breakfast, and will try and get some rest after the long journey.
The team will train at 6.30pm tonight.
Their opponents, Bafana Bafana also arrived this morning and will be staying at the Elangeni Hotel next door to the Super Eagles Maharani hotel and will share some facilities over the next three days.
While helping the Super Eagles to settle in, you could hear the South African hotel staff asking the Super Eagles what will happen. one of them, Tebogo actually said to Sunday Mba " You people must just allow Bafana win for the sake of Madiba"
The players responded that they will win for Mandela.
It's been quite hot here in Durban and definitely the kind of weather the super Eagles will relish with their hotel essentially north-facing with an extra-ordinary view of the Indian ocean.
Stephen Keshi told supersport.com that " I am happy with the weather here in Durban.When we arrived in Johannesburg, I thought, why didn't they tell us, we do not even have warm clothes but as soon as we got off the plane at the Airport here in Durban, I felt more comfortable. It's not that it matters to the Players who are used to playing in different conditions."
The Super Eagles also stayed at the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel during their semi-finals encounter with Mali at South Africa 2013 African Cup of nations that they won at the same Moses Mabhida Stadium.
It was no surprise that the players knew their way arround as this was another home away from home, and they practially told the staff they did not need more direction as to where to eat and other areas arround the hotel.
Stephen Keshi took time after breakfast to inspeact the hotel's Gymnasium and fitness centre, adding "we've got everything we need right under one roof, guess we only have to go out when we need to train"