Nigeria's Super Eagles make a return to FIFA Confederations Cup after an absence of 18 years on Monday when they take on Tahiti who make their first appearance at the Festival of Champions.
Nigeria is one of two sides who have never lost a game in previous editions the FIFA Confederations Cup, the other being Denmark. The African champions went unbeaten in their previous participation in 1995, earning one win, two draws and losing only on penalties to Mexico in the match for third place.
Tahiti have been in Brazil since 7 June, while Nigeria is now to arrive on Saturday. The Super Eagles failed to catch their flight out to Brazil for the FIFA Confederations Cup on Thursday after they insisted they be paid their usual win bonus for a 1-1 draw in Namibia on Wednesday.
However, the Eagles would be without Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, who could be out for at least eight weeks after he injured his right knee in a World Cup qualifier in Namibia on June 12.
The Tahiti-Nigeria, holds on Monday 17 June, at Belo Horizonte, Barzil. Kick off time is 16:00 (local time); 2:00 PM (U.S.A. - Central Time) Monday; 8:00 PM (Nigeria & UK Time).