Super Eagles players and officials were in buoyant mood as they fly out to Garoua, Cameroon on Wednesday night ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Completesports.com reports.
25 players and technical crew members made the trip from the Nnamdi Azikwe international, Airport, Abuja.
The contingent will fly straight to Garoua where an advanced party are already waiting for them.
The three remaining players; Odion Ighalo, Tyronne Ebuehi and Jamilu Collins will join the team in Garoua.
The Super Eagles will take on Cameroonian champions Cotonsport Garoua in a friendly on Friday.
The three-time African champions will open their 2021 AFCON campaign against Egypt on January 11.
The West Africans will then face Sudan on January 15, before their final group game versus Guinea Bissau on January 19.