FC Hearts of Abuja pose for group picture on arrival in Shenyang for the 2017 Gothia Cup China

History-making FC Hearts of Abuja have now settled in nicely at Shenyang and are set to be part of the colourful opening ceremony of the 2017 Gothia Cup China later today.

The first-ever Nigerian team to feature at Gothia Cup China have entered for the U25 category of the international competition, where they are pitched against teams from Ghana, China and Colombia.

They open their campaign on Monday against LNCM University of China.

They departed Abuja Friday afternoon on board Ethiopian Airlines, stopped over in Addis Ababa before they connected to Beijing.

From Beijing they traveled by train to Shenyang, where the second edition of Gothia Cup China will be staged from August 13 to 19.

They have since been accredited for the global tournament, which has attracted over 300 teams from 31 countries around the world.

These photos show that despite a long and tiring trip they are now truly, truly at home in China.

FC Hearts players and officials serve themselves to breakfast in Shenyang
FC Hearts at the breakfast table. Next stop will be the opening ceremony of 2017 Gothia Cup China

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