Leadership (Abuja)

11 February 2013

Nigeria: Arik Air to Fly Super Eagles Back Home

The victorious Super Eagles will arrive in Abuja from Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday at about 1:00 p.m. aboard a chartered Arik Air flight.

The Airline's Public Relations and Communications Manager, Mr Adebanji Ola, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

The statement said that already, Arik Air had dispatched an aircraft --Airbus A340-500 -- to Johannesburg, to transport the team home.

"The flight is scheduled to depart Johannesburg in the morning hours on Tuesday and touchdown in Abuja at 1:00 p.m., same day.

"The Federal Government had approached Arik Air management to carry out this national assignment as it did in 2010, when the airline provided the aircraft that conveyed the Super Eagles to Durban for the World Cup in Luanda, Angola," it said.

The Super Eagles had on Sunday defeated the Stallions of Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final match of the 29th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa. NAN

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