Nigeria’s skipper Joseph Yobo vows his side will fight for qualification in their second Group F game against Bosnia-Hercegovina on Saturday.
Suffice it to say Nigeria have their qualification hopes in their hands a the moment. A win against the World Cup debutantes at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, places the reigning African champions on the brink of a second round berth for the first time in 16 years.
“We have to fight to win,” Yobo, who is expected to continue in his leadership role on his 99th cap with the team, is quoted on AfricanFootball.com as saying.
“We know it will be very, very difficult against Bosnia. The lost their first game, we drew ours. They will come at us, we will go at them because both teams want to win.
“Had we won against Iran, it would have been a different story. But the ball is still in our court and we will grow from strength to strength.
“It will be an exciting game, very different from the game against Iran, who sat back in the defence.
“It’s a must-win for both nations and as current African champions we are aware of the expectations.
“We will do our very best to make Nigeria proud.”
Saturday’s crucial game between both nations will be their first meeting.
Kick-off time is 11:00pm (Nigerian time).