The Super Eagles have departed for Benin Republic where they are billed to face the Squirrels in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Saturday.
A tweet on the team’s handle on Friday showed photos of the players and officials leaving their hotel in Lagos State to Benin Republic.
The Nigerian team travel by boat for the game, months after they played their last match in the AFCON qualifier.
Gernot Rohr’s men are top of Group L standing after four games in which they have amassed eight points with their neigbours trailing them by just a point.
Nigeria will face Benin in the 2021 AFCON Qualifier match on Saturday.
The Super Eagles will than play against Lesotho in the second 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier match.
Fans gathered around as the Super Eagles players and full team boarded a boat to Benin today.
The three-time African champions had defeated Benin 2-1 in the reverse fixture of the match played in Nigeria back in November 2019.
Goals from Napoli forward Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu cancelled out Stephane Sessegnon’s opener to hand Nigeria all three points at stake at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.