Yesterday, Eagles touched down in Russia in exotic, white kneel length caftan-like designer dress with a white hat to match. The designers of their outfits also kept faith with football by placing patches of football on the collars of the white and green outfits.Just like it happened in London at the sale of the jerseys, the social media went agog, with mostly Nigerians and Africans celebrating the three-time AFCON winners and their dress-to-kill- sense.One fan wrote on Twitter: ‘Love the fact you guys aren’t going in suit. We are Africans. We dress like one to Russia. Goodluck.’From Captain John Mikel Obi to new entrant like Bryan Idowu, Instagram and Twitter celebrated the arrival of the first team to clinch the ticket to Russia 2018 from the African continent.‘Tell the world we are coming #positivevibesonly #worldcupvibes #eue3 #supereagles @ighalojude @ogu30’ Nigerian international Elderson Echiejile – also of Monaco – wrote on Twitter as they made their way to their Essentuki training base in Southern Russia.Captain John Obi Mikel also wrote on Instagram: ‘Russia here we come’.Of course, it is not only the native attires that the world will see in Russia, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) under the leadership of quintessential Amaju Pinnick, has also design trendy suits for the glory-seeking Eagles.Nigerian designer, David Bowler, was contracted to kit the players in smart, sweet-looking official suits that will be talk of the tournament.Bowler had similarly designed the suits Eagles wore to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A last minute red tape at the supervising Federal Ministry of Sports in Abuja denied the 2016 Rio Olympic Games contingent from similarly benefiting from the craft of the top Nigeria clothe designer.However, despite all the razzmatazz that trail Super Eagles jerseys and designer dresses, Gernot Rohr and his wards are not lost on the essence of their going to Russia.They immediately settle down to business after the six hours flight from Austria to the teamâ€™s base camp in Yessentuki, a city in Stavropol Krai, Russia. It is located at the base of the Caucasus Mountains.Although camp sources confirmed the players had light work out before the trip, they are not expected to have serious drill until later in the evening ahead of their first game against Croatia.Eagles who are in the competition as one of the lowest ranked teams, (48th in the FIFA rankings released last Thursday), accept their underdog tag but insisted they are not going to lie down for any team to roll over. Both Rohr and Mikel admitted to reporters before leaving Austria for Russia they were unfazed by the underdog tag.Nigeria is to kick off her World Cup 2018 campaign against Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday, June 16, before taking on Iceland in Volgograd and then complete the group stages against Argentina in St Petersburg.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeFirst it was Super Eagles home and away World Cup jerseys that created a frenzy around the world on the day sportswear giants, Nike, put them on sale in London. In just matter of hours, the entire stock sold out! Never in the 24 years of Nigeriaâ€™s participation at the Mundial has such a thing happen previously.Little did the world realize the jersey frenzy was going to be little compared with the glitz and buzz that will surround Super Eaglesâ€™ arrival in Russia from their training camp in Austria on Monday afternoon.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 29, 2017 at 9:51 pm Contact Nick: firstname.lastname@example.org | @nick_a_alvarez No. 11 Syracuse (8-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost its fourth in five games as the Orange fell to No. 8 Princeton (7-1, 2-0 Ivy League), 16-11, on Wednesday night. The Princeton offense, ranked 14th in the nation, shredded an Orange defense that has struggled of late. Syracuse gave up at least 15 goals for the sixth straight game.Star midfielder Taylor Gait did not play in her fourth straight game.SU conceded seven goals in the first 15 minutes. Olivia Hompe led the Tiger attack, netting seven goals and assisting two others.After Riley Donahue opened the scoring 1:31 into the game, the Tigers followed with a 9-1 run. The Orange responded with four goals but the Orange defense failed to keep the game close.“Taking a couple bad shots led to transition chances the other way,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Sometimes its bad luck, unlucky scenarios … it bit us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGoaltender Asa Goldstock posted her second worst save-percentage of the season (.273) and only saved six shots. Her counterpart, Ellie DeGarmo, saved 18.The teams were tied in shots (33) and ground balls (17). SU had eight free-position shots, yet only scored three times. Syracuse had more draw controls, 16-13, and less turnovers, 16-18, yet still failed to stop the Tigers.Emily Hawryschuk recorded her third hat trick of the season, bringing her season total to 18. Donahue added three goals, bringing her career total to 97.Syracuse continues its last road trip of the season against Duke on Sunday in Durham.“We are young and we are trying to figure it out,” Gary Gait said. “We are not on the same page.” Comments