By James Agberebi:
Players and officials of Super Eagles will depart for Paris this afternoon ( Saturday) ahead of their next international friendly match against the Hawks of Togo on Thursday, June 1, Completesportsnigeria.com reports
This was announced on the Super Eagles official Twitter handle on Saturday morning.
On Friday, the Eagles completed the first part of their doubleheader friendly games following their 1-1 draw with hosts Corsica.
Jean-Jacques Mandrichi gave Corsica the lead early in the game from the penalty spot before Kelechi Iheanacho also converted from the spot to force a draw for the Eagles.
"The first phase of our preparation for the 2019 AFCON qualifier vs South Africa ends in Corsica today. We leave for Paris this afternoon," the Eagles Twitter handle stated.
Eight players made their unofficial debuts for the Eagles in the draw with Corsica.
Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag), Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal), Chidozie Awaziem(FC Porto), Henry Onyekuru (Eupen) and Ibrahim Alhassan (Akwa United) were all in the starting eleven for the Eagles.
The trio of Stephen Odey, Sikiru Olatunbosun (MFM) and Uche Agbo (Granada) were brought on in the second half.
Meanwhile, the President of the Executive Council of Corsica, Gilles Simeoni and the parliament had an official reception for the Nigerian team on Thursday.
Speaking at the reception, Simeoni revealed Corsica's admiration for the Eagles while tipping them to win next year's FIFA Word Cup in Russia.
"We have been huge fans of the Super Eagles in Corsica since 1994. We are behind you. You will win the World Cup."