By Nurudeen Obalola:
The home-based Super Eagles will arrive in Kigali on Friday for the African Nations Championship and stay at the four-star Hillview Hotels and Apartments, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The competition starts on Saturday with 16 teams participating.
CAF released arrival times and the bases of the participating teams on Wednesday.
Hillview is described on a travel website thus: “Hillview Hotel & Apartments is situated at Kigali, Rwanda. Free WiFi is available on the premises. Need a car hire.
“The rooms are designed with en-suite bathrooms and fitted with ornate lampshades, worktables and air conditioners. Guests enjoy unobstructed view of the surroundings via the balconies of each room.
“The onsite restaurant and bar serves a variety of local and continental dishes and drinks. Shared kitchen facilities are provided at the hotel. Outdoor dining option is available. Guests enjoy work out session at the fitness centre and the hotel houses a spa which offers a range of body treatment.
“The hotel features an event facility and a business centre. Laundry, car hire and airport pickup are arranged upon request. Onsite parking is available and the premises are guarded by security personnel.
“The hotel is in close proximity to Hotel des Mille Collines in Kiyovu (made famous by the movie Hotel Rwanda), National Bank and St.Famille Catholic Church.”
Another travel website lists a double room at the hotel at around N30,000 per night.
According to the schedule in the CAF release, the Home Eagles contingent of 39 persons will arrive in Kigali at 2pm in a Rwanda Air plane.
Nigeria’s group opponents Tunisia and Guinea will also arrive in Kigali on Friday, while Niger will land on Thursday.
Cote d’Voire, who Nigeria defeated in a tune-up game on Monday, Morocco and Angola are already in Kigali.