Brazil’s president, Michel Temer has expressed his best wishes for Nigeria’s Super Eagles as the team play its first game at Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Temer said this when Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyema, paid him a courtesy visit in Brasilia.
A statement by the Media Aide to Onyema, Ms Sarah Sanda, on Saturday in Abuja, said the minister was on a week working visit to Brazil.
Temer’s support was coming as Nigeria’s Super Eagles kick off their Russia 2018 World Cup campaign on Saturday, with a match against Croatia.
The President of Brazil stressed the importance of the historic warm relations between both countries, which has been enhanced by the visit of Nigeria’s Foreign Minister to Brazil.
Earlier, Onyema said the objective of his trip was to strengthen the long standing cordial political, economic and socio-cultural relations between Nigeria and Brazil.
According to him, it is also to explore new areas of mutual benefit for the two countries.