Nigeria Super Eagles were treated to a warm welcome on arrival in Khartoum by hundreds of fans.
Hundreds of Nigerian residents in Sudan were at the airport to welcome the African champions early Friday.
Others made it to the Grand Holiday Villa in Khartoum to likewise cheer the team.
The Nigeria delegation is led by vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi.
Eagles tackle on Sudan in a crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on Saturday, Kick-off time; 5:30pm (Nigerian time).
In their last visit to Sudan 13 years ago, Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s brace complimented with a goal each by Julius Aghahowa and Austin ‘jay jay’ Okocha earned a 4-0 win for the west Africans in a 2002 World Cup qualifier.