Saturday’s clash against Bosnia-Herzegovina with great optimism as the
Super Eagles arrive Cuiaba for their second group game.
Speaking after the team’s arrival at Cuiaba were they will face
Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Arena Pantanal , Onazi said that he is
relishing the prospect of facing his SS Lazio teammate – Senad Lulic –
who will feature from the left side of the Dragon’s attack.
“One of the players of the Bosnian side is my teammate at Lazio, he
plays from the left side of the attack and I want to prove to him that I
am a great player on the world stage,” he said.
The Super Eagles left the Campinas Airport at about 12h15 local time
and arrived Cuiaba which operates a different time zone from Sao Paulo,
which is an hour ahead at exactly 1:10 pm after a one hour and 45
The team was immediately checked into its Hits Pantanal Hotel, which
is less than ten minute’s drive from the airport. Pockets of soccer
loving Brazilians dotted the route and the front of the hotel to welcome
the African champions.
On the team’s entourage were some members of the Nigerian National
Assembly, noticeable among them, Alhaja (Hon) Ayo Omidiran, who is the
Deputy Chairman of the House Of Representatives Committee on Sports and a
former Executive Committee member of the Nigeria Football Association.