President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday charged the Super Eagles to go to the 2018 World Cup holding next month in Russia and bring back the trophy.
While meeting with the players and handlers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, President Buhari asked the team to play a clean and fair game at the championship.
He remarked that the team is very young but urged them to display the Nigerian spirit and their knowledge to a great advantage over their opponents.
The Super Eagles are expected to leave the country today for London in preparation towards their match against England at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening, another pre-World Cup friendly.
In five previous outings at the FIFA World Cup, the Eagles have reached the Round of 16 on three occasions (1994, 1998 and 2014), but excited at the group stage at the 2002 and 2010 finals.
From London, the delegation will fly into Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a city in Austria where they will spend eight days at the world-renowned Avita Resort before flying to Russia.
In-between the final camping in Austria, the team will play a final pre-World Cup friendly against the Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium (just outside Vienna) on Wednesday next week.