By Tony Ubani, in South Africa
Nigeria striker YakubuÂ Aiyegbeni has credited coach Lars Lagerback for bringing a freshness to the team during their FIFA World Cup campaign.
The Super Eagles suffered a losing start against Argentina but face Greece next with spirits in the camp still high and Everton striker Aiyegbeni has attributed much of that to their veteran Swedish coach.
â€œThe new manager has come in and brought his own style,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s been so good and we are enjoying it. We struggled in the first game, but we are getting better with every game, and I believe we will improve even more.
â€œWe need to focus on our next game. Every game is important and we want to win and get to the next round. It is not going to be easy, but we have to get there for the fans.â€