Russia 2018: Eagles to Camp in Greek Populated Yessentuki

Super Eagles will be based at Yessentuki, located at the base of the Caucasus Mountains, during the 2018 World Cup.

The Governor of the Stavropol Territory, Vladimir Vladimirov has announced that the Nigerian national team will use the facilities at Yessentuki, and they have started paying attention to the teams that have chosen to be accommodated in the region.

”In 2018, the World Cup will be held, the Nigerian national team will be located in Yessentuki,” Vladimirov told TASS Russian News Agency.

”I hope Yessentuki will allow the national team of Nigeria to rise high in the standings, but in any case not to beat our team.”

In total, five training bases were built in the Caucasian Mineral Waters: in Kislovodsk, Yessentuki, Lermontov and two bases in Zheleznovodsk.

Yessentuki, with a population of 100,996 inhabitants (based on 2010 census), is considered the cultural capital of Russia’s Greek population.

Nigeria will face Poland and England in pre-World Cup friendlies before their trip to Russia for the World Cup, where they are drawn with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in the group stage.


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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.
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