Hours after arriving in Essentuki Russia, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will hold their first training session by 4pm Nigerian time, can authoritatively confirm.

The Eagles arrived Russia around 1 am local time and checked straight into their hotel after an amazing reception by the locals at the airport and hotel.

Similarly, the team held its first official team meeting by 9 am Nigerian time with all members and technical crew.

With all 23 players fit and running, understands the training session is expected to last for about an hour as it will be open to both the media and fans to have a firsthand view of what to expect next Saturday against Croatia.