2018 World Cup: Super Eagles to Train at Essentuki Arena

Football governing body, Fifa, confirmed on Friday that the Nigerian national team will be based in Essentuki at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel in the Stavropol region, Essentuki will act as the Super Eagles headquarters during the tournament, while they will train at Essentuki Arena.

A double room at the Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel will cost guests a minimum of N31,900.00, inclusive of meals.

The facilities at the hotel include: swimming pool, indoor pool, fitness center, personal trainer, ATM On Site, daily housekeeping and a business center.

Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel and pets are not allowed.

If the Super Eagles qualify for the knockout rounds, they have to choose whether to retain the Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel as their base or move to another location/city.

Nigeria have been paired with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D at the World Cup and will battle the Eastern Europeans in their first game on June 16 at Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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