Nigeria, Argentina match serious

Nigerian football technical experts have advised Super Eagles to raise their game’s standard against Argentina as the Tuesday’s match was a serious business.
Bitrus Bewarang, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) National Technical Director, Taiwo Ogunjobi, a former NFF Secretary-General, said the Super Eagles have no reason not to beat Argentina.
In in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday at St. Petersburg in Russia, Bewarang acknowledged that the Eagles are capable of the unexpected with their 2-0 defeat of Iceland.
Nigeria takes on Argentina on Tuesday at St. Petersburg in their final match of Group D at the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“It was good the Super Eagles played themselves back into contention in the second round of the event, but that is not enough.
“They still need to do more to be able to surmount Argentina’s challenge come Tuesday in a make-or-mar game.
“They should be aware that if they lose the match they are going back home immediately. So, for them to move forward in the competition, they must play well and win,’’ he said.
NAN reports that apart Nigeria with three points needs to beat or draw with Argentina to enhance their chances of qualification for the second round.
Ogunjobi, on his part, also told NAN that the match against Argentina was too crucial for the players to toy with, saying “they need to go all out and win.
“In spite of the present standing of the opponents, they are still plotting to win the match against Nigeria on Tuesday,’’ he warned.
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