By Tony Ubani
A former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has commended the fighting spirit of the team which defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 on Saturday in Cuiaba.
Siasia said the determination and concentration level of the entire team was very impressive in the encounter.
He said; “I saw the Nigerian spirit in the team. The players fought for every ball and defended very well too. It was a good match and I am happy we are still in the race.
“Vincent Eyeama played a vital role between the sticks for us and Osaze Odemwinge was clearly outstanding too.”
Siasia charged the team not to relent as the competition is expected to get tougher as the days go by.
He added; “The team should confirm Nigeria’s place in the second round with hard work against Argentina. We need a result in that match and should not expect a favour from Bosnia. Iran also got a result and so if we push hard we can do it.
“Every team is growing in confidence and I expect that from our team as well. This is the biggest stage and the boys should keep up the good job to make Nigerians happy.”