Onazi set for crunch time
Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, says he cannot wait for the World Cup to start, as the team are fully settled in Brazil and have started training after the preparatory time spent in the United States.
Nigeria played two warm-up matches during their stay in the United States. A goalless draw against Greece was followed by a disappointing 2-1 reversal against the US men’s national team as the Super Eagles rounded off their stay in America.
After fully settling in, the combative Lazio player says it is crunch time and he cannot wait for the games to begin.
“This is what it is all about. Every player’s dream is to be here, to be at the World Cup,” he told supersport.com.
“I thank God for everything, by His grace we shall do the nation proud. We call on Nigerians to continue to support us as they always have.”
Nigeria will play their first game in Group F of the FIFA 2014 World Cup against Iran on June 16 in Curitiba, as the Super Eagles try to win their first World Cup game since 1998 in France.
Five days later, the Super Eagles will take on debutants Bosnia-Herzegovina before the much anticipated last group game with South American giants Argentina on June 25 at the Estadio Beira-Rio.
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