EAGLES PROMISE TO BEAT GREECE
Nigeria's Super Eagles have said they are condemned to beat Greece in Thursday's Group B match in Free State, so as to keep alive their hopes of World Cup . Nigeria clashed with the Greece at the 1994 World Cup with the Eagles running away with a 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Finidi George and Daniel Amokachi.
“It's a must win for us against Greece,” Osaze Odemwingie said after the 1-0 loss to Argentina on Saturday. “I'm very positive. If we could just concede a goal against the big Argentine attack, it should be easier for us against the other teams. We just have to keep our concentration and score goals. We're now a bigger threat than we were at the Nations Cup in Angola.”
Odemwingie, who admitted he was shocked to be dropped to the bench for the Argentina match, disclosed he will be much more selfish in front of goal after he failed to make hay during a quick counter attack late in the game.
“I was thinking of passing the ball when I should have shot at goal.
The way (Obafemi) Martins was shouting on me to pass to him the ball, I thought he was in a better position. I lost concentration and the chance,” he said. “Next time, I will just go for goal.”