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Members and officials of the Super Eagles early this morning at exactly, 5am took off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in a chartered flight to Monrovia ahead of tomorrow's all important South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier clash against the Lone Star of Liberia.

The Nigerian contingent consists of 22 players and officials with sizeable officials of the Nigeria Football federation (NFF) and members of the Supporters Club led by their president, Dr Rauf Oladipo.

The departure came barely 48 hours after President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan paid them a surprise visit during the team's training session to psyche the team up for the crunch tie against their West African rivals.  The president's visit marked the first time in over 30 years that a seating President will be watching the team train.

Speaking during the visit, President Jonathan, said he was desperate to see Nigeria return to the Nations Cup and has been in touch with his Liberian counterpart, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to tell her that the Super Eagles will win. Displaying a near flawless knowledge of sports, Jonathan, said he was not too happy that Nigeria did not do well at the London 2012 Olympics, but declared that he knows that the Eagles will not only qualify for the Nations Cup in South Africa but do the nation proud at the championship.