With barely five months to Super Eagles’ first game against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Nigeria Football Federation has secured a camping base for the West African team.

Super Eagles camp will be based at Yessentuki in Stavropol Territory of Russia.

Located at the base of the Caucasus Mountains, Yessentuki, with a population of 100,996 residents (based on 2010 census), is considered the cultural capital of Russia’s Greek population.

Governor of the Stavropol Territory where Yessentuki is located, Vladimir Vladimirov, informed Russian online news outlet Tass.ru he is excited to have the Super Eagles in his area.

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“I hope Yesentuki will allow the national team of Nigeria to rise high in the standings, but in any case not to beat our team,” joked Vladimir.

“The authorities of the region will give adequate attention to each team that has chosen the base.”

There are four other bases built in the territory.

The Super Eagles are expected to arrive in Yessentuki latest on June 10.

Making their sixth appearance at the World Cup, the Super Eagles play Croatia on June 16 in their first game.

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