Nigeria football legend, Segun Odegbami has encouraged the Super Eagles to give nothing but their best against Iceland today, as that is the only showing Nigerians expect from them.
The Africa football icon expresses that from the team spirit he saw in Volgograd, Nigeria’s opponent today, Iceland “are in trouble”!
Odegbami was speaking at the instance of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick during the team’s meal time Thursday evening.
‘Mathematical’ is the sole individual to talk to the squad ahead of their biggest challenge thus far in Russia, when they confront the Strákarnir okkar at the Volgograd Arena.
“I am in Volgograd. I have just finished watching the final chapter of an unfolding drama in Group D of the World Cup,” the 65 year old starts.
‘Big Seg’ sees Nigeria coming out tops against Argentina too
He continues: “It is curtains for Argentina, because I do not see how they will survive their last match against Nigeria. It was a rare privilege earlier this evening when, at the instance of Amaju Pinnick, I was given the rare privilege to address members of the Super Eagles at their dinner table, the only person to do so on the eve of their greatest challenge when they confront the Vikings of Iceland with all the pent up ‘anger’, energy, determination and motivation from the Croatian match. It was a spirit lifting meeting that we had.
“I simply reminded them of their responsibility to ensure that they displayed the full version of the Nigerian do-or-die spirit. I reminded them also about their responsibility to the ordinary Nigerian on the street that is with them unconditionally foŕ as long as they give their best. I reminded them of their assured place in history if they could rise above the disappointment of their first match, win tomorrow and convert this moment of their greatest challenge into the moment of their greatest triumph. I gave them the good wishes of all nigerians and prayed with them for favour from the elements.”
“It was a small contribution to their already bulging enthusiasm and confidence. I saw their spirit. They will fight like they have never fought before. When we parted to go and watch the Argentinian match on TV, both my Head and my Heart were in synch about expectations tomorrow – Iceland are in trouble,” the one-time FIFA Presidential hopeful states while writing on Sports Village Square platform.
Nigeria versus Iceland match is 4:00 PM Nigerian time. It is a game both teams will probably need to win to make the last 16, and Nigeria definitely cannot afford to lose the game after opening with a defeat.
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